■ I lie PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY H.S. OF B'KLYN 2270 CHURCH AVENUE, BROOKLYN 26, NEW YORK I RANSITION is not merely a single force in Man's life — it is a unique, in- tegral facet of his existence, the unchanging constant of change. For in all the universe, only the Almighty is immutable. All else is in a transitory state. Cyclical and methodical, the change that is a component of nature brings day and night, spring and fall, hot and cold. Sometimes purposeful, often haphazard, the transition that man wreaks on the personal level of his existence affects us all. This change, the result "of a constant striving for the perfection of heaven, that is Paradise, rejuvenates society in the repeating pattern of nature. The threads of each man's personal transition become part of the vast fabric of change which records the story of mankind. — Chaim Feller Michael Novick CONTENTS THEME 2 ADMINISTRATION 4 SCHOOL 5 TALMUD FACULTY 6 GENERAL STUDIES FACULTY 8 SENIOR ANNALS 15 HONORS 43 DIARY 44 ACTIVITIES 49 Elchanite Staff 50 G.O 52 Student Court 55 Arista 56 Bulletin 58 Topics 59 Library 60 1133 p 61 Minor Publications 62 Service Squad 64 Chagigot 66 Variety Nite 68 Y.O.C 70 High School Bowl 71 Debating 72 Math Team 74 Inter-Y eshiva 74 Chess and Checkers 75 Varsity 76 Minor Sports 78 Swimming 80 J.V 81 Intramurals 82 LITERATURE 83 Dedication — G. Schiff, J. Brettholz 84 Eagle — G. Schiff 85 Anticipation — A. Ragen 86 Remembrance — M. Novick 87 Dawn — A. Kaye 87 We Believe— C. Feller 88 Shifts in Reality— H. Obstfeld 89 Homecoming — J. Newman 90 That Kinda Guy — G. Jonisch 91 Doomsday Plus One — D. Kaufman 92 DONORS AND PATRONS 93 SENIOR DIRECTORY 94 ADMINISTRATION |HE Administration is responsible for tine physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the student body of YUHSB. It has, as al- ways, concerned itself ably with every aspect of our curriculum, with our best interests at heart, and with our physical facilities and our extracurricular program, so as to provide a well-rounded education. Student requests were always fully considered in reaching administrative decisions on all levels, in order to achieve mutually satisfactory solutions. Rahhi Abraham N. ZurolT. Principal Mr. ChHk^ I Board. YESHIVA LMMKMn liK,i-l S( HUOLS Dr. Samuel Belkin. President, YESHIVA UNIVERSITY 4^ Mr. Samuel Levine, Director the SCHOOL 1060 President Street 2270 Church Avenue Avenue M & H. 14 Street Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz Rabbi Zelo Schussheim Rabbi Harold B. Kanatopsky Rabbi Peretz Yogel. Talmud Examiner DEING a distinctive and unique part of the school program, our morning studies are a special source of interest to all students. Inspiring religious guidance and learning are offered by its highly capable Rabbis, who are renowned leaders of many of the city's Orthodox communities. This year, the entire school undertook the study of the tractate Makkoth, which was exhaustively parsed with most D'U/nSQ. The choice of the D'ann "13n, it was well received in all the shiurim. Although major emphasis is placed on Talmud, the student also receives a strong foundation in the basic beliefs of Judaism which will insure his adherence to our code of ethics. Rabbi Solomon Drillman Rabbi Samuel Shmidman Rabbi Herbert Bomzer Rabbi Joseph Epstein n ^ Rabbi Samuel Faivushevitz Rabbi Wolf Durchin Rabbi Samuel Fink i 1 Rabbi Herman Frankel fish Mr. Alvin Baron Mr. Joseph Strum Mr. Arthur Arluck I N ANY subject or profession, English is a basic tool. The complete English language background offered by our mentors during the required four year course arms us for success in any future endeavor, and serves as a focal point for the articulation of many interests of the students. Consisting mainly of a background in literature and technical English for underclassmen, and American and English literature for juniors and seniors, the program was recently expanded to include preparation for the College Boards and the State Regents Scholarship. The evidence of the success of this addition is in our consistently high scores and vi/inning per- centages on these examinations. ■m^ Mr. Sidney Gold Mr. Joseph Brand Mr. William Shakespeare Edward Horelick Mr. Robert E. Bassell Mr. Isaac J. Cantor Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein Rabbi Yaakov Dardac Rabbi Matthew Clark i' rOREIGN languages, with a total requirement of six years of study — four of Hebrew and two of either French or Spanish — form the bulk of our varied curriculum. To supplement these required courses, YUHSB students are offered a third year of French for Regents credit, an elective of Jewish Philosophy that has attracted many seniors with its intriguing concepts and, often, an optional course in Latin. Mr. Maurice Mashal Rabbi Wilfred Wolfson 3INCE science and technology have gained added importance in this atomic age, the science department has become increasingly popular. The optional courses of chemistry and physics have gained a following almost as wide as that of the required general science and biology. All courses made use of the expanded lab- oratory .facilities. math A FAVORITE among many students, Math in our school is taught by highly popular instructors. The mathematics branch of the fac- ulty has been enlarged in number and strengthened in quality dur- ing our four-year stay in YUHSB. The requirement was extended from two-and-one-half to three years; and many pupils take advan- tage of electives to complete another full year of advanced study with one-term courses in Advanced Algebra and Analytic Geometry and Calculus. Rabbi Louis Coopi social studies Mr. Arthur Becker Mr. Sidney Zuckoff Mr. Lowell Sanders (t is the weighty responsibility of the social studies faculty to teach the student body the basics of good citizenship. Through three-and-one-half years of geography, world and American history, and economics, and a term-long political science elective, YUHSB students are given a broad education that guarantees historical perspective and an insight into the economic and political forces in our society. Rabbi Simon Raskin Mr. Morris Purcell minors JMALLEST in the school, the Minors Department serves the stu- dent body effectively and unobtrusively in art, music, and physical educaiion. The most prominent aspects of the art course are its emphasis on the fundamentals and history of art, while the music program stresses the appreciation of the famous classical works. In physical education new developments included the addition of a gym room and the acquisition of weightlifting equipment, a reduc- ing machine and various body building apparatus in line with the National Fitness Program. Mr. Harry Morse Mr. Harry Allan Mr. Leon Leibowitz office staff Mrs. Yetta Rosenman maintenance I HE OFFICE staff was expanded during our sojourn in YUHSB, mal<ing it even more efficient. Composed of Mrs.- Y. Rosenman, Mrs. S. Shapiro, Mrs. Z. Masliansky, and Miss Z. Scheinberg, the staff was ably aided by two students, Ari Sommer and Lionel Cohen. Mr. John Santiago UNDER the leadership of Mr. John Santiago, the Maintenance squad, composed of a vast number of his relatives, kept the school clean, sanitary, and well-fed, while fighting a never-ending battle against the subversive activities of the Kashruth Commission. Miss Zelda Scheinberg S' p^\0R5 .^ HARVEY BABICH Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Arista 7-8; Atom Art Editor 7-8; Commissions 7-8; English Library 3; Hebrew Library 7-8; Service Squad 1-2; Chagigot 5, 7-8. After an inauspicious beginning as a doodler in Mr. Allan's class, Harv de- velaped into a top-grade cartoonist and look the art helm of many YUHSB maga- zines. The learner of the elite, he wilt major in biology at YU. "Long hair made good lool<ing men more handsome." Plutarch MORRIS BADRIAN Class Vice-President 2; Swimming Team 3-8; Service Squad 3-5; Radio Club 6-8. Morris spent his last two years in BT.4 arguing with G-d over infinity and zero. Though self -effacing, he made a lasting and pleasing impression on his classmates, fel- low Aqtiamen, and wavelength watchers. ". . . and even less than that." Looie, Blessed be He 16 fc Pay or die ' ) W-^d MARVIN BAYEWITZ Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Bulletin Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Arista 4-8; Student Court Justice 7; Class President 5; Serv- ice Squad Captain 7; Checker Team 7-8; Hausman Award 3. Bayo. or Beowolf, as he was known to "Hand.mme John," holds the record for the most censored Bulletins. While so excel- lently guiding our weekly paper with effi- cient news coverage and timely evaluation of vital school problems, Marv freed the Service Squad of corruption during his term as captain. He will triple jump from Brooklyn to City, to get away from Mr, Baron and closer to his beloved Dodgers. "Newspapers to be interesting must be unmolested." Frederick the Great .J MORRIS BERGER Class Vice-President 8, Athletic Man- ager 2-5; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Track Team 1-8; Softball Team 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; Intramurals 1-8; School Weightlifting Champion 7-8. Senor Berger's ability at mime and crea- tive comedy made him a VIP at Chagiga time. Although small in stature, he could play basketball with the best of 'em and rose to prominence as choral director in Club 105. Moish will keep leaving the crowds laughing while majoring in account- ing at City. "His hair should wither and his hands should fall out." Levine ? NORMAN BERLAT Lab Assistant 7-8; Engaged 7; Married 8; Good Guy 7-8. Chubby Nachum. the school's strictest proctor, came to us in our senior year from the S'micha program up in ye oV Yeshiva. Since we readily accepted him as one of the nicest guys in TA, we can all imder- stand Mrs. Berlat's choice. "Quick Norm, lock the door to the library." Steiner NISSON BERLIN Yugar Managing Editor 5-6; Associate Editor 7-8; Times Bureau 5-6, Head 7-8; Service Squad 3-4, Lieutenant 5-6; Team Statistician 7-8; Office Squad 1-6; Bulle- tin Typing 2-4. Head of the successful Times Subscrip- tion Bureau, Nisson devoted his spare time to hockey and the Yugar. Amiable out- going and ever-ready to lend a helping hand, he could always be found. "Score !" Wynn Elliot JOSEPH BLADY Class Vice-President 8; Chagigot 7-8; Topics Typing 7; Lab Squad 3; Subscrip- tion Bureau 6; Intramural Debating 7: Elchanite Play 6. Joe's iinitalion of B/p Mo neither raised nor lowered his average in a certain major subject. One of R. Schussheim's stalwarts, he was the first YUHSBite to be stricken by Beatlemania, and was our top cheerleader. Brooklyn will help him in his future bio- logical endeavors. "I wanna hold your hand." George, John, Paul and Ringo wrh THOMAS BLOOM Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Swim- ming Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Student Court Chief Justice 7; Class President 7; Lab Squad 3-6, Head 7-8; Atom Manag- ing Editor 7-8; Service Squad 5, Lt. 6; Topics Photography 5-8; Elchanite Art 8; Intramurals 4-6. Tommy, the star captain of our Aqua- men, sparked the swimming team to a string of championships. Between meets he used his photographic skills as a Photog- raphy Editor of the Elchanite. His exuber- ance will insure him success as an MD. "Water, water, everywhere." Coleridge IRVING BODNER Elchanite Typing Editor 7-8; Bulletin As- sociate Editor 7-8; Student Court Justice 7; Class Vice-President 6; Sifriyon Asso- ciate Editor 7-8; Arista 4-8; Y.O.C. 7-8; Hebrew Library 1-3; Service Squad 2, 4-5; Class Debating 1-8; Hausman Awards 3, 5. Irv surprised everyone by running for president in his eighth term. A regular member of the exclusive lea club, he regu- larly arrived late for class. Bud will con- tinue his search for truth in history and religion at Yeshiva. "Genius is religious." Emerson Brother's Grin The Dib Society SAM BORGER Varsity Basketball 5-8; J.V. 1-4; Bowling Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Handball Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Class Vice-President 2, Athletic Man- ager 3, 4; Bulletin 7-8; Class Debating 6; Intramurals 1-4. or grey Sam rolled and bounced his way lo stardom as he led the bowling and hand- ball teams to very successful seasons. Pull- ing off some clear thinking in Mr. Barons class, he warmed the benches for Herbie and Irv as a two year sanitation man and Yugar. His friendly demeanor will accom- pany him through his academic career at Brooklyn. "The ol' grey mare she ain't what she used to be." Folk Song HAROLD BRETSTEIN Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Commis- sions' Head 7-8; Yugar Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Topics Sports Editor 7-8; Varsity Basketball 3-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basket- ball 1-2; Student Court Justice 7-8; Class President 8, Vice-President 3-6; Intra- murals 1-2. The taller half of Bret and Brett, Hal paced the Yugars to a playoff spot. Cap- tain of the basketball team, he headed sports publications as well, as the Topics Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Yugar. "And he hath broken that pretty finger." Butchered from Shakespeare JACOB BRETTHOLZ Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8, Topics Editor-in-Chief 7-8; News Editor 5-6; Business Manager 1-4; Student Court Justice 8; H. S. Bowl Team 7-8; Service Squad Lieutenant 7; Elchanite Play 4; Varsity Debating 7-8; Intramurals 1-8; Learner 5. The second half of Bret and Brett, Jack was the first senior to receive a service "Y". As Editor-in-Chit^f of The Topics, he guided the newspaper to successful heights without alienating the administration. A friend of R. Fink's and a sideline star of the H.S. Bowl Team, Brett will major in Po- litical Science at Brooklyn. "No, I won't let you go out with my daughter." R. Fink "JS^ "^S^- ^-*- ^^ -©»! w^^ LIONEL COHEN Office Squad 6, Head 7-8; Elchanite Typ- ing 1-8; Bulletin Typing 2-4; Service Squad 3-6; Variety Nite 4; Elchanite Play 6; Audio Visual Squad 7-8. Lionel, who spent more time in the book- room than in Rabbi K's class, unhappily gave up his free time to travel to Central. One of the two students permitted to enter the inner sanctum of the mimeo room, he will enter Yeshiva in the fall. "Isn't that the name of an electric train company?" Y.D. MICHAEL DAIELL Atom Managing Editor 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; Whale Stamp Company 1-8; Service Squad 1-4; Ticket Bureau 3; Football 1-8. Whale, the only senior with liis own stamp company, also concerned himself with other types of printed material. An avid football Giant fan, Mike made it a habit of attending all their Sunday games. His business-like manner will aid him in Brooklyn. "It's impossible to suppose a Giant the object of love." Burke STUART DAIELL Topics Feature Editor 8; Dialect Spanish Editor 7-8; Atom Science Editor 7-8; Arista 8; Math Team 7; Chagigot 7-8; Commissions 7; Class Debating 4; Haus- man Awards 3,5,7; Service Squad 3. Consistent Slu made it a habit of leading the honor roll every term. Quiet and un- assuming, he nevertheless possessed a rol- licking laugh and a sparkling sense of hu- mor. Stu will maintain his position at the head of the class at Y. U. "If you are wise, laugh." Martial iii.-'apK-*;*-^ - MORTON ELBIRT Bowling Team 7-8; Handball Team 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Class Debating Man- ager 5-6; Bulletin Typing 6-8; Minor Pub- lications 6-8; Service Squad 7; Audio- Visual Squad 8. Morty. who patronized Spinella's third establishment, as well as his first and sec- ond, was a hard-working student. A fre- quent visitor to the Rabbi's office, he was well-liked by those teachers who under- stood him. A sci-fi addict, he will major in engineering at Cooper Union. "Let's to billiards " Shakespeare Senora Rosenman, an admit por fay RUBIN ENGLARD Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Track Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Soccer Team 5-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; English Library 1-6, Head 7-8; Class Debating 5-8; Intra- murals 1-8. A zealous reader, Ruby impressed his friends with his vast store of knowledge. He amazed even Mr. B. with mythological references, and Mo with what he learned from Mr. B. His inclinations and memory were photographic. "Les filles sont belles." Mashal ALFRED ERMANN Service Squad 4-6; Y. O. C. 7-8; Student ?-8. Fred, who came to BTA from Lefferts in his sophomore year, rapidly demon- strated a great love for learning. Rabbi Dardac's pet bane, he enthusiastically cam- paigned against Corn Flakes. He will as- cend the ladder of Torah at Chaim Berlin while attending Brooklyn night. "My name is Alfred but you can call me Fred." Fred CHAIM FELLER Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Topics Managing Editor 8; Arista 4-6, President 7-8; Glee Club 1-6; Leader 7-8; Chagigot 1-6, Leader 7-8; Variety Nite 1-6, Co- Leader 7-8; Service Squad Capt. 6; Student Court 5,8; Commissions 6; Class President 2, Ath. Mgr. 8; H. S. Bowl Man- ager 7-8; Math Team 7-8; Tennis Team 7-8; Track Team 8; Y. O. C. 1-6, Head 7-8; Hebrew Library 1-4; Hausman Awards 3,5,7. Chain}, who disliked tea. nonetheless went 'boiling' once too often. Althottgh he bore the burden of a great part of the YUHSB extracurricular program, he found rime to memorize the entire French book "by heart and in order." Playing a signifi- cant role in elevating the status of the minyan. he will continue his religious studies at Yeshiva while becoming 'Mv Son, the Doctor.' "Where is Feller?" The Faculty But Rabbi Ra.'^kin. I was only out five lime.'; I. SEYMOUR FERTIG Elchante Typing Editor 7-8; Review 3-4, Co-Editor 5-6, Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Dia- lect 3-4, Typing Editor 5-6, Editor-in- Chief 7-8; Hebrew Library 3-4, Co-Head 5-6, Head 7-8; Atom Math Editor 7-8; Sifriyon Co-Editor 5-8; Intramurals 3-8; Math Team 7-8; Class Debating Team 3-8; Service Squad Lieutenant 7-8; Class Sec.-Treas. 3,5; Hausman Awards 5,7. Ziggie, an RJJ bochur with connections uptown, gained control of the minor pub- lications and managed to publish a Review. Our ace middle-linebacker, Seymour spent his senior year broadening his literary background and can now contentedly major in pre-med at Brooklyn. "Fertig did it!" The Economist ARTHUR FEUERSTEIN English Library 1-5, Head 6-8; Class President 2,7; Glee Club 2; Chagigot 7-8; Elchanite Play 6; Service Squad 2; Commissions 2-3. Art, one of Mr. B's men, worked his way to the top of the library in three years. The school's first sophomore member of club 106, his hilarious impersonation of Willy brought down the house at the Cha- gigot. Fooey's genial manner will gain him many friends at Brooklyn where he'll an- swer the call of medicine. "My library was dukedom large enough." Shakespeare Lionel Cohen, Office Squad Head MELVIN FINE Arista 4-8; Class President 5; Corollary Associate Editor 7-8; Bulletin Typing 2-4; Hebrew Library 1-4; Service Squad 3-4; Class Debating 1-3; Y.O.C. 5-8; Haus- man Awards 3,5,7. Religious, studious and quiet, Mel ef- ficiently succeeded in both Jewish and secular studies. He worked well with YOC and the Y.O.C. and rose to a prominent position in religious affairs. Wishing to make the most out of his diversified abili- ties, he will continue to bring his rebbes nuchas at Yeshiva. "Piety is the foundation of all virtues." Cicero HENRY GABLER Minor Publications 7-8; Football 1-8; Service Squad 1,3. An assiduous history student, Hank was our answer to Y.A. A perennial no-voter at Maurice's GO. meetings, he was Blady's favorite target. Brooklyn will see him enter into a bright career in history. "To be a really good historian is the rarest of intellectual distinctions." Macaulay LEONARD GAMSS Kommie 1-4; Topics Typing 5-6; Atom 7-8; Review 7-8; Hausman Award 7; Yogy 7-8. Lenny, who was imported by T.A. to bolster the Hebrew department, pleased everyone with his gentle humor and flash- ing grin. Forced to attend concerts in order to complete the required program, he soon developed a love for music. His edu- cation at Brooklyn will pave the way to prosperity in engineering. "Music that gently on the spirit lies." Tennyson ELI GARBER Student Court Chief Justice 8; Arista 6-8; Class President 8; Review Typing Editor, 7-8; Yugar Typing Editor 7-8; Dialect Typing Editor 7-8; Topics Circu- lation Mgr. 7-8; Softball Team 5-6, Cap- tain 7-8; J. V. Basketball 3-4; Service Squad 1-4; Captain 7; Intramurals 1-8; Hausman Award 3; Boss 5. Big Eli was guardian of ihe gates at the G.O. office and at Yugar games. Typing editor of about fourteen publications, he was often found lumbering down to first base. He will make good use of his slide rule and delta X's while majoring in math al Brooklyn. "You are no beauty!" The Heart Foundation ^OCWK HENRY GASTWIRTH Arista 5-7, Vice-President 8; Bulletin 3-4; Corollary 6-7; Class Vice-President 5, Athletic Manager 8; Math Team 6-8; Glee Club 3-4; Softball Team 6-8; Ser- vice Squad 5; Hausman Award 3. Henry's avidity for basketball was sur- passed only by his love for Looie. His con- scientiousness brought him success in ath- letics, math, and Arista, while he assured himself of good marks by calmly memoriz- ing Orgel. Hank will wheel, deal and en- gineer his way through City. MORTY GENN Sifriyon Associate Editor 7-8; Arista 7-8 Elchanite Art Squad 7-8; Glee Club 1-3 Service Squad 3-4; Hebrew Library 5-6 Class Debating 1-2,4. Morty, though a learner, was often at odds with his rebayim over philosophic Judaism. Always open for discussion, he was a steady worker for the Hebrew Li- brary. Next year he will change his didac- tic philosophies for test tubes while he majors in bio at Amsterdam Ave. "A Philosopher is one who doubts." Montaigne 24 — Two bucks on Abadaba in the second. MARTIN GOLD Arista 5-8; Student Court Justice 7; Class Vice-President 3,6; Y.O.C. 1-6, Head 7-8; Class Athletic Manager 5; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Softball Team 7-8; Chess Team 1-4; School Charity Col- lector 5-8; Hausman Award 3,5,7. Spending his last two years counting Tzdakah in the big one's office, Moishe gained acclaim as the school's top dredel player. While leading the Y.O.C, he flour- ished as the school's best Talmud Learner. A firm believer in Torah L'shmah, he will become an international charity collector, "schnorring" in Ponovez and Yeshiva. "Charity begins in B.T.A." Old Elchanite Behind the 8 hall. RONALD GROSS Kommie 1-4; Dialect French Editor 7-8; Elchanite Typing 7-8; Atom Business Manager 7-8; Sifriyon 5-6; Yugar 7-8; Re- view 7-8; Class Athletic Manager 7-8; Commissions 7; Class Debating 5-6; Intramurals 5-8. A quickly assimilated Kommie, Ronnie enjoyed basketball and history during his tvfo-year stay at B.T.A. He divided his time equally between the boy's school and Central in an effort to achieve closer har- mony with our sister institution. Soon, however. Reb Gross will delve into the mysteries of the Talmud at our mother school. "No ecclesiastic should be present at a dance." Calvin AARON HAUPTMAN Kommie 1-4; Elchanite Art Squad, 7-8; Topics 6-8; Glee Club 5-8; Chagigot 5-8; Variety Nite 6-8; Radio Club 5-8; Class Debating 7-8; Intramurals 7-8. "Bruno," who majored in minors in his two years at YUHSB, covered the High School Bowl games for the Topics. With his extensive experience in mechanical drawing he will major, in architecture at CCNY. "The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days." Ecclesiastes CHARLES HOFFMAN Class Debating 1-6; Manager 8; Sub- scription Bureau 5-8; Atom Business 7-8; Sifriyon 1-6, Service Squad 1-3; Glee Club 1-4; Variety Night 8; Chagigot 6-8; Y.O.C. 1-3; Biggest Student Court File 1-8. Jolly Cholly, the tobacconist, could always be found smoking, joking, and writing censorable songs in the GO. office. BTA's court jester, he slngle-slomachedly supported Cy's and the Dib's pizza shop. Chisky's serious and earnest beliefs, sugar- coated with a sharp wit, will bring him quick popularity in college? "Happiness is pink and white." Gautier CHONAH HORLICK Y.O.C. 5-8; Dialect 5; Service Squad 1-2; French Tutor 1-2. Well known to one and all for his fervor in Talmud, Chonah spent two years in YUHSB fighting for truth, justice, and Torah. His desire for learning led him from Erasmus to the Kashruth Commission and spiritual heights. He serves as a model of the inspiration that our Yeshiva can offer. "A man of learning has riches within him." Phaedrus \ 1\ ALEX HORNSTEIN Topics 5-8; Bulletin 5-8; Soccer Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Swimming Team 5-6; Audio-Visual Squad 5-8; Class Debating 7-8. Mr. Hungary of 1964, Alex pioneered the I.Y. Soccer league. As the Yusox' Cap- tain and "best" goalie he led the team to many thrilling victories. Known for his veracity, Alex will continue at City. "Wherever there is an Hungarian there is a quarrel." Polish Proverb h SCHO^^ This is where the banners are. GEORGE JONISCH Class Debating 1-4, Manager 6; Varsity Debating 5-8; Service Squad 2-4, Lieu- tenant 7; Track Team 6-8; Intramurals 3. George, who originated the second min- yan, challenged R. Kanalopsky with many basic questions, A morning reader and a rugged individualist, he will not attend Yeshiva, but will instead go to college (Brooklyn). "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Proverb CHARLES KANER Atom Art Editor 7-8; Arista 8; Service Squad 1-7, Captain 8; Class President 7, Vice-President 2; Ticket and Subscrip- tion Bureau Head 5-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Dialect 1-6. Charlie's versatility gained him success in the school's extra-curricular program as well as in Rabbi Epstein's shiur, where he spent three years. A fine artist and a sport's enthusiast, his talents ranged from cartoons to handball and golf. His flair for science coupled with his natural curiosity should prove the right ingredients for a medical career after Brooklyn. "Sorry Charlie! Only the best tuna get to be canned." Shark ARTHUR KAYE Class President 8, Athletic Manager 7, Sec.-Treas. 1; Review Co-Editor 7-8; Dialect Co-Editor 7-8; Student Court Justice 8; Lab Squad 1-6; Service Squad 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. Although Stiff y changed his name early in his career, he still remained an A.K. Originally from Crown Heights, he braved the dangers of the Island to bring "les chocolates" to Monsieur Mashal. With medicine his chosen profession. Arthur will move out of Rabbi Dardac's sphere of in- fluence at Brooklyn. "The physician is the flower of our civilization." Stevenson P^^- PHILIP KERSTEIN Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; Bulletin Manag- ing Editor 7; Class Vice-President 5, Debating Manager 2,4; Commissions 2, 4-6; Math Team 5-8; Varsity Debating 6-7; Tracl< Team 5-6; Bowling and Hand- ball Team 7-8; Gatekeeper 7-8; Service Squad Lt. 7; Intramurals 1-6. Phil, who travelled incognito to Spin- ella's, was better known in Flatbiish than in BTA. "Too busy" to continue liis hard job with the Bulletin, he devoted his time instead to the Elchanite, the Math Team and many sports. Cy's loss will be Brook- lyn's gain. "You don'f have to be Jewish to like Levy's rye." Advertisement SHELDON KIER Hebrew Library 3, Co-Head 4-6, Head 7-8; Sifriyon Associate Editor 5-8; Arista 8; Dialect 5-6, Atom 5-8; Elchanite Play 3-5; Service Squad 5-6; Y.O.C. 5-8; Hausman Awards 5,7. Sheldon, who arrived in our soph year, rose quickly in the ranks of the pious few. Known for his sunny disposition, he helped to turn the Hebrew Library into a func- tioning and popular unit of the school. He plans to apply his knowledge of Talmudic logic in the study of history at Yeshiva. "Sheldon Kier is seldom here." Senor AARON KINSBERG Topics 8; Yugar Typing 5-7; Atom Busi- ness Staff 7; Service Squad 1-3; Student 1-6, Senior 7-8. Aaron, an ardent Betari, defended his faith throughout many sessions with Rabbi Dardac. From his private booth in the pizza shop, he attacked Hashomer Hatzair and similar organizations. His interest in history evidenced itself in his proposed major uptown. ■''?)/t.<Br\ K^T \Vi His pride. 'M STANLEY KLUGHAUPT Kommie 1-4; Atom 7-8; Class Debating 5-8; Manager 5; Points Commission 6; Service Squad 6. Stan, a Kommie and a member of the KKK (Klu-kaup-klan). joined us in the junior year. One of R. Kanatopsky's favor- ites, Klu owned the only true-blue Gem- morah cover in the classroom. His experi- ence with Mr, Becker's maps will lead to success in his history major at Brooklyn. "All works of art begin in Gemmorah." Purloined from Poe No, Rabbi Yogel. there won't be a tea room in the new building. ELI KOMM Soccer Team 5-8; Track Team 5-8; He- brew Library 5; Science Club 5-6; Pool Team 7-8. Eli (pronounced L.E.) joined the senior class in our eighth term after two years of doubtful status, but was quickly made wel.- come. Always dressed to the eyeglasses, he did a fine job of cementing Israeli-Ameri- can relations here, and will keep doing so at City. "Always be well dressed." Hindu Proverb . and joy THEODORE LAUER Varsity Basketball Manager 5-8; Elchan- ite Typing 1-2; Review 5-6; Topics 5-6; Yugar 5-8; Service Squad 1-6; Commis- sions 6. Teddy managed the Yugars and a large number of political campaigns. A victim of senioritis after three years of shuttling be- tween TA and Central, he spread his many talents over diverse activities. He will per- severe in history at Brooklyn. "An historian is a prophet in retro- spect." Von Schlege! REUBEN LEIBOWITZ Class Vice-President 7 Tennis Team 7-8; Track Team 8, Yugar 7, Elections Commmissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Intra- murals 1-8. Ruby, who kept one eye out of Lowell's window, cut French for only three years, because only three years were offered. Bench star of the intramurals, he had much in common with the Yemenites at the pizza shops. He will follow the family tradition and major in physical education at Brooklyn. "He that hath a beard is more than a youth." Shakespeare SAM LEICHTBERG Soccer Team 5-8; Math Team 5-8; Bul- letin Typing 6-8; Yugar Typing 6-8; Haus- man Award 5. Our first Israeli visitor, Sam was quickly Americanized. As the originator of Hebrew jotto, he spent many pleasant hours in Herman's hideaway perfecting it. He will continue rationalizing denominators and balancing equations at City. "Glory is departed from Israel." Samuel II Don't snitch. You know what happens if I get caught. ALVIN LEW Elchanite Typing 5-6; Bulletin Typing 1-2; Service Squad 7; Science Club 1-2. Al, who was unprepossessing, disap- peared completely for two weeks in his eighth term. Always prudent, he will re- main as fine a student in Hunter as he was in BTA. "Modesty is a virtue." Fuller But I say they are kosher. EDWARD MARTIN Elchanite Business Manager 7-8; G.O. Vice-President 8; Class President 3-4,6; Athletic Manager 2; Varsity Basketball 5-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Handball Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Ser- vice Squad 1-4, Tint, who has a whip-lashing tongue, was the first star in the history of the school to get suspended from Varsity. A real B.M.- O.C., Ed was obviously the Yugar best fit to warm benches. As an emulator of Cas- sius Clay, and a six term member of the student council, our Veep will rapidly be- come a champ at Brooklyn. "You're not too normal." Martin ROBERT NAIMARK Class President 1; Commissions 1,7; Chagigot 3,7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Ten- nis Team 7-8; Intramurals 1-8. The foremost backyard basketball player, Sneaky Bob was so thin that he was brittle. Despite his pleasant personality, he was a prime target for Mr. Baron's cold stares. Outgoing and friendly, he is sure to become popular at Brooklyn. "Skin and broken bones." Old Expression SEYMOUR NEUSTEIN Kommie 1-4; Class Debating 5-8; J.V. Swimming 5; Intramurals 6-8. Seymour, who went ice-skating just a little too much, remained Rabbi Y's ketza- leh. A voracious reader, he utilized his common sense to create a personal phil- osophy of life which will guide his actions at City. "Neustein, I don't like your attitude." Baron ^•^ u- JOSEPH NEWMAN Commissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Class De- bating 5-7; Service 'Squad 2-4. Joe, who complained his way lo the Complaints Commission, became highly enthused in his debates with YD. Leaving class but once a day, he spent his spare time and money at club 301. Joe should continue in fine style as a disciple of Hip- pocrates at Brooklyn. "I larn't him to chaw terbacker." Hay HARVEY NOVACK Service Squad 1-4, Lieutenant 7; Bowl- ing Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Intra- murals 1-8. Unfortunately entangled in an accident, Harv had a slightly imperfect alibi. Con- stantly practicing for his important rote on the bowling team, he was always well-re- ceived at Flatbush. Harvey's debonair per- sonality will open the doors for him at Brooklyn. "Be the man with the Florida tan." Sam Levenson MICHAEL NOVICK Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; I.Y. Secre- tary 7-8; I.Y. Representative 6; Bulletin 3-6; Editorial Advisor 7-8; Topics 3-6, Feature Editor 7; Class Debating 1-4,7- 8, Manager 1,2,4; Varsity Debating 5-6; J.V. Debating 3-4; Yugar Art Editor 7-8; Review Literary Editor 7-8; Dialect French Editor 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; Elcha-Play Production Manager 6; Haus- man Award 3,5; Arista 5-8. Mike's abilities in English and art led him to positions on the editorial boards of most school publications. The first YUHSB student to discover Ayn Rand, his acquain- tance with all aspects of literature gained him a spot on the H.S. Bowl Team, and will facilitate his English major at Brook- lyn. "Man's mind is his basic tool of ex- istence". Ayn Rand So that's what happened to Morse's DnilD 'h PAUL NUSSBAUM G.O. President 8, Vice-President 7, Ath- letic Manager 6; Topics Circulation Man- ager 8, Business Manager 1; Varsity Basketball 5-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. 1-2, Captain 3-4; Arista 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; Chagigot 5-8; Class Vice-President 1, Athleteic Manager 4; Variety Nite 6; Leader 8; Commissions 3-4; Service Squad 1-4; Cina 7-8. Paul, a "senior" for two years, was one of the most popular boys in BTA. He worked his way up through the GO. from Athletic Manager to President, and his many achievements included scoring high- est on the boards and becoming a captain of tlie Yugars. Nuss will continue to suc- ceed in all his endeavors. "It's true! Blondes do have HAROLD OBSTFELD Bulletin Associate Editor 8; Topics Typ- ing Editor 7-8; Arista 6-7, Secretary 8; Yugar Managing Editor 7-8; Atom Typing Editor 7-8; Commissions 6-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; Glee Club 6; Hausman Award 5. Harold finally broke through Democratic prejudice to become Associate Editor of the Bulletin in his eighth term. Positive of *'' 's capabilities, his philosophical con- tentions led to many heated arguments. An idealist, Harold is sure of the supremacy of the Yankees and will major in Poll Set at Brooklyn. "History is philosophy teaching by example." Dionysius ^dj Right under his nose BERNARD OSTER English Library 1-6, Co-Head 7-8; Arista 8; Class Debating 3,5,7; Chagigot 7-8: Commmissions 7, Glee Club 1-2. Rip Van Osty, who decided to make things easier for Bob by shortening his name, slept his way to a 93 from R. Kana- topsky. One of Big Mo's 12 diehards, Bernie was also a consistent minyanaire. His library knowledge and broad back- ground will aid him in Brooklyn. "Life is but a dream." Song Feller, don' I you know it's 9:30! 2VI OSTRINSKY Atom Associate Editor 7-8; Review Liter- ary Editor 7-8; Class Debating 3-8, Man- ager 7; Track Team 6; Soccer Team 5-8; Lab Squad 3-8; Minor Publications 6-8. Zokev, a word well known on chairs and walls, reached stardom when he scored high on the PS AT and slate scholarship. His mastery of English and Science wilt stand him in good stead at Yeshiva where he will go on aiding minor publications. "Science is the labor of the mind; Po- etry, its creation." Bacon ROBERT PERL Topics Circulation Manager 7-8; Math Team 4-6, Co-Captain 7-8; Class Vice- President 4; Arista 8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; Class Debating 1-8, Manager 5,7-8; Service Squad 3; Hausman Award 7. Bob was equally talented in Math and English. Scoring a perfect 800 in the Ad- vanced Achievement, he was also a skillful captain of his debating team. The diverse abilities that earned him a place on the H.S. Bowl Team will serve him well when he travels from Cooper to Cooper Union. "Science is organized knowledge." Spencer BURTON RABINOWITZ Corollary Associate Editor 7-8; Class President 2, Vice-President 3; Arista 4-8; Tennis Team 7-8; Hebrew Library 1-4; Class Debating 1-8; Glee Club 1-4. A ten o'clock scholar, Burt astounded everyone with his calligraphic proficiency. Possessor of a fine mind for Talmud and fortified with myriad imaginative excuses, his intimacy with Orgel led to many grand- iloquent expository chefs-d'oeuvres. His stay in the "highest shiur" will help him when he follows his colleagues to 186th Street. "A quick and legible hand is no mean accomplishment." Quintillian ALEX RAGEN Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Varsity Debat- ing 5-8, Manager 6; Arista 6-8; Yugar Manager 5-8; Class President 6-8; Eng- lish Library 1-2; Class Debating 1-4, Manager 1; Hausman Award 3,7. Alex, who wasted no time gaining po- litical power, served successfully as School Debating Manager, Elchanite Art Editor, and manager of the Varsity. Sharp-witted, Fang pierced many inflated egos. A part time learner, his artistic personality will brighten Brooklyn. "Art is necessary to one who com- mands." Machiavelli DANIEL REISS Commissions 8; Class Debating 1-6; Glee Club 1-2; Hebrew Library 7-8; Ser- vice Squad 5-6; Intramurals 1-6. Danny, who became immortalized by Doc's famous call, originated the fairy five-four. A revivified learner, he stead- fastly boycotted the minyan. His facile mind and strong beliefs will he of good service in Brooklyn. "Oh R. . .r. . .r. .ayiss. .!" The Good Doctor STUART ROSEN Bowling Team 5-8; Co-Captain 7-8; Com- missions 4-5; Class Debating 3-6; Intra- murals 3-8; Cutting Team 7-8. Stu, our Bowling enthusiast, was a rare visitor in our senior year. The first grad to merit a traffic summons, he was never quite able to get an excused admit. Mr. Becker's sweetest sweetheart, he will com- plete his academic studies at City. "Let them eat cheesecake." Arthur B. Antoinette ARTHUR ROSENBAUM Kommie 1-4; Class Athletic Manager 8; Minor publications 7-8; Class Debating 6; Chagigot 7-8; Intramurals 5-8. Arthur, who arrived two years late, came up against the "Z" in his first experi- ence with TA society. This had no effect on his stock-table memory, which will re- main one of his surest assets while he pursues a medical career at Yeshiva. "Arthur m'boy, the hell with the bull and the bear." L.K.S. MOSES ROSENGARTEN Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Varsity Debating 5-8, School Manager 7; Class President 2,3; Service Squad 4, Lieuten- ant 5; Class Debating 1-4, Manager 1, 4-6. Moe, a staunch Ranger fan, starred for the Zealots, and rose to major league status when presented with his own hockey stick and uniform. He defended the debating status quo against Bulletin editorials and prided himself upon his brilliant imita- tion of the tall one. With his ebullient per- sonality, he shall overcome all obstacles at Brooklyn. "Take your hat, your coat, and your hockey stick, and get the puck out of here." The Big Referee GARY S. SCHIFF Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Topics Editor-in-Chief 7-8, News Editor 5-6; Dia- lect Executive Editor 7-8; Class Debating 1-4; Manager 3,6; J.V. Debating 3-4; Var- sity Debating 5-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; Glee Club 1-8; Student Court Justice 7; Variety Nite 1-8; Hausman Award 7; Arista 8. Our only professional writer, Gary S. was Mr. Baron's favorite author as well. The Topics' editor was also star of the H.S. Bowl Team and Mashal's "best of the students." A well-rounded individual and possessor of a vast store of knowledge. Gar will continue soaking up culture at Yeshiva. "A man of letters and of manners too." Cowper Lab Assistant Norman Berlat, Lab Squad Heads Thomas Bloom, Leonard Tribuch, Harvey Weisman. Stronger than dirt. ALAN SCOP Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; l.Y. Rep- resentative 7-8; Softball Team 5-6, Cap- tain 7-8; Track Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Bow/ling Team 5-8; Class Athletic Manager 4-6; Intramurals 1-8. Alan, who was fluent in French, ac- coutred himself accordingly. His all-around excellence in athletics won for hitn the captaincy of both the Softball and track teams, and as l.Y. rep, he made sure we got a fair shake. Alan's pope-like infalli- bility will enable him to carry on his acti- vities at Brooklyn. "I'll see you, and raise you two." A.S. So they're sending us Berlat. HARRY SHAPIRO Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; G.O. President 7, Secretary-Treasurer 6; Topics Feature Editor 7; Student Court Justice 6; Arista 4-8; Service Squad 2-3; Hausman Awards 3,5. Harry's background gained him fame and popularity. Gradually assuming a po- sition of command, he was ready to offer his many abilities whenever they were needed. His keen insight into human nature will gain him psychological success at Brooklyn. "Smile, Harry, so we can see ya." P. Nuss HENRY SHIMANSKY Softball Team 7-8; Handball Team 6-8; Service Squad 3-6; English Library 1-2; Class Debating Team 5-8; Intramurals 4-8. The youngest senior, Henry nonetheless was highly popular. Shimmy's love for the court was surpassed only by his skill on it. One of R. Schussheim's masmidim, his learning will he supplemented at Y. U. "Youth comes but once in a lifetime." Longfellow MARC SINGER School Athletic Manager 8; English Li- brary 1-6, Co-Head 7-8; Tennis Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Bowling Team 5-8; Service Squad 3-4; Class Athletic Manager 8; Intramurals 1-8. Marc spent many happy culs shooting buckets in our open air gym. While cap- taining the Tennis Team and supporting other^ activities, he excelled at e.xcessioning. Rewarded for ability by being elected School Athletic Manager, he will be a pre-law major at City. "Success has made me wanton." Johnson ALFRED SIVAN Class President 4, Vice-President 6,7; Commissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Class De- bating 3-8; Service Squad 1-2. Al. though often so/nher, possessed an appealing dead-pan sense of humor. Daunt- less in the face of Neil's chicanery, he had a wide span of friendships. A bright and pithy boy. English will he his major at Brooklyn. "I would trust a wit." Wilson MOSHE SOKOLOW Topics Feature Editor 8; Chagigot 1-6, Leader 7-8; Variety Nite 1-6,- Co-Leader 7-8; Glee Club 1-6; Head 7-8; Dialect Hebrew Editor 7-8; Sifriyon Art Editor 7-8; Arista 5-8; Class Vice-Pres. 8; Track Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Varsity Debating 5-8. Moish. who was double-crossed out of a trip to Israel, was our Bible expert, and in general boasted a startling array of facts. Swift and songful, he will strike people's fancy at Y.U. with his vivid imag- ination. "Should a wise man utter vain knowl- edge?" Job JtdJi. HARVEY SPARER Bowling Team 5-8, Co-Captain 7-8; Swimming Team 7-8; Track Team 8; Soft- ball Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Glee Club 1-8; Variety Nite 6-8; Class De- bating 3-4; Intramurals 1-8. Harv's boisterous altilude got him in and out of many scrapes. One of Spinella's regulars, he was saved from the fall-out of his ballpoint pen exploits by the Bomzer. A sound student despite his shennanigans, he will broaden his horizons at Brooklyn. " 'Come into my office', said the A. N. fly to the spider." Never mind the straws! Just send the mug. CHAIM STEINBACH Sifryon Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Hebrew Li- brary 3-6, Co-Head 7-8; Service Squad 4. Chaim's lore for .s'forim led him to the Hebrew Library and the Sifriyon. A Luba- vitcher Chasid, he's a warm, good-natured person, who possesses a quiet dignity and a love for learning. "Thy word is like a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." „ „ ^ ' "^ Psalms CXIX NEIL STEINER Dialect and Review 7-8; Topics Business Staff 4; Atom Typing 6; English Library 3; Service Squad 4; Complaints Com- missions 7; Class Debating Team 3-6, Manager 3; Variety Nite 8; Intramurals 3-4. Neil, who seemed to have keys to every locker in the school, was prince of the paste-boards. Top prankster in B.T.A., he was Brett's eternal nemesis. His agile fingers will balance the books in his businesss major at NYU. "Heads I win, tails you lose." proverb ALLEN TANTLEFF Elchanite Business Manager; Sifriyon 3-4; Elchanite Typing 1-2,4; Atom 2-3; Review 5-6; Class Debating Team 1-6; Service Squad 3; Hebrev^ Library 2; Lab Squad 1-6; Track Team 6. Aliens brilliant oratory and skillful hands kept teachers in a daze, and the El- chanite in the black. He had the dubious distinction of always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, but was so fast at saying it that he could retract it before it was heard. His medical experiences at the Y.U. summer program lead logically to a pre-med major at Brooklyn. "The chief virtue that language can have is clearness." Galen LEONARD TRIBUCH Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Corollary Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Class President 4; Arista 5-8; Vice-President 7; Math Team 4, Co-Captain 5-6, Captain 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; Bulletin Typing 3-4; Ser- vice Squad 3-4; Hausman Award 3,5,7. Star of the Math Team. Lennic glowed with brilliance in his every venture. An ex- cellent Talmudist, he was the holder of an enviable math Regents record. Bushy, though silent and undemanding became highly popular, and will continue to be so while he majors in math at Yeshiva. "The study of math ends in magni- ficence." Colton ISAAC TUCHMAN Varsity Debating 5-8, Manager 8; Class Vice-President 2,5; Arista 5-8; Topics Photography 7-8; Dialect 5-6; Glee Club 3-8; Class Debating Team 1-4; Chagigot 7-8; English Library 3-8. Tuch. the first eighth-termer to become School Debating Manager in recent school history, was one of Mr. B's top men. His varied talents made him important to chagiga presentations and preparations. Yitz, who agitated for a political science course here, will major in it at Yeshiva. "Debate is masculine." Alcott May I please speak to Cina? tk DENNIS WALDMAN Service Squad Captain 8; Glee Club 1-4; Chagiga 7-8; Variety Nite 1-2; Class De- bating 3-4; Intramurals 3-4. Denny, whose marvelous impersonations and characterizations were a source of de- light to many students, possessed a melo- dious voice. One of the best-liked seniors, he livened many dreary mornings. Dennis will follow in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle after being graduated from Queens. "Singers are merry and free from sor- row." Luther ALFRED WEINBERGER Kommie 1-4; Class Athletic Manager 7; Service Squad 5-6; Atom 7; Intramurals 5-8. Bearing a startling resemblance to Cas- sius Clay. Freddy, however, was not as pugnacious but instead demonstrated a pleasant character. Owning an unstoppable shot, he showed promise in sports and studies that will bear fruit at Brooklyn. "I'm the Greatest!" Cassius X Is this the pool hall? HOWARD WEINSTEIN Varsity Debating 5-8; J.V. Debating 5-8; Service Squad Lieutenant 7-8; Class De- bating 1-3, Manager 2-3; Commissions 5,7; Topics Typing 2-4; Intramurals 1-8. Howie's persistence led him to success in his various endeavors in his high school career. A rabid basketball fan, he was al- ways willing to cheer the Yugars on, and will dance his way to Yeshiva. "Nothing w/as. ever achieved without enthusiasm." Emerson «!P**' f " HARVEY WEISMAN Atom Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Review Asso- ciate Editor 7-8; Audio-Visual Squad 7-8; Lab Head 7-8; Glee Club 3; Service Squad 3; Elchanite Typing 3, Art 7-8; Photography 7-8; Chagigot 7-8. Harv, one of the four who made Club 105 from a Hebrew-speaking school, didn't miss a stamp show in four years at B.T.A. A practical scientist, he remodelled cars and edited the Atom. He will go from the lab to an engineering major at CCNY. "The Atom is the source of all energy." Rutherford CAMERA SHY Jonathan Levine Joseph Templeman Thomas Uvegi One senior — count 'em — one senior: BARRY WEISSMAN Student Court Justice 8; Glee Club Co- Head 7-8; Class Vice-President 6; Atom Business Manager 7-8; Commissions 7; Service Squad 3-5; Library Squad 3-5; Softball Team 8; Chagigot 3-8; Lab Squad 4-8; Elehy Play 6; Intramurals 3-4. Barry's quixotic grin masked a sensitive outlook on the world. Possessor of many and varied opinions he had much voluble advice to offer. As a pre-med major, he will continue glowing optimistically at Hunter. "The smile that viion't come off." Standish NORMAN WINKLER Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Service Squad 3-7; English Library 4; Lab Squad 4-5; Class Debating 6-7; Chagigot 7-8; Topics 5; Bulletin 6; Class Business Manager 2. Nuni, who worked with dispatch was both clever and amiable. A loud learner, he will develop his mind and personality at Yesehiva while he prepares for the medical profession. "Little bodies have great souls." Proverb HONORS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION Finalist Michael Novick Certificate of Merit Irving Bodner Michael Daiell Stuart Daiell Morton Elbirt Rubin Englard Chaim Feller Charles Hoffman Paul Nussbaum Harold Ohstfeld Zvi Ostrinsky Alex Ragen Gary Schiff Joseph Teinpleman Leonard Tribuch Isaac Tuchman Thomas Uvegi Howard Weinstein NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP Semifinalist Michael Novick MAYOR'S COMMITTEE AWARD Stuart Daiell GRAND STREET BOYS ASSOCIATION Chaim Feller A. & S. SCHOLARSHIP Robert Perl FEDERATION OF FRENCH ALLIANCES AWARD Gary S. Schiff NEW YORK STATE REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP Winners Morris Badrian Morty Genn Bernard Oster Marvin Bayewitz Aaron Hauptman Zvi Ostrinsky Joseph Blady Charles Hoffman Robert Perl Irving Bodner A lex Hornstein A lex Ragen Sam Borger George Jonisch Moses Rosengarten Jacob Brettholz Charles Kaner Gary Schiff Lionel Cohen Philip Kerstein Alan Scop Michael Daiell Sheldon Kier Harry Shapiro Stuart Daiell Stanley Klughaupl Alfred Sivan Morton Elbirt Theodore Lauer Moslie Sokolow Rubin Englard Sam Leichtberg Harvey Sparer Chaim Feller Edward Martin Allen Tantleff Seymour Fertig Seymour Neustein Joseph Templeman Arthur Feuerstein Joseph Newman Leonard Tribuch Melvin Fine Harvey Novack Isaac Tuchman Aryeh Frimer Michael Novick Thomas Uvegi Henry Gahler Paul Nussbaum Alfred Weinberger Leonard Gainss Harold Obstfeld Howard Weinstein Henry Gaslwirth Harvey Weisinan Harold Bretsleiii Alfred Ermann Eli Garher Martin Gold Alternates Edward Horlick Reuben Liebowitz Robert Naimark Burton Rabinowitz Stuart Rosen Chaim Steinbacb Neil Steiner 1961 w E come to school the first day, only to find that Hurricane Donna has blown it away . . . Anz reaches snap decision, decides to send us home after fifth. Adjusting to the new high school atmosphere, we meet our new teachers: Boring Loring, who was the symbol of America, the bald eagle; Doc, who wore a full time beard, and Y.D., who wore one part time; George, who walked down the street and met a morpho- sis; and Matty, the only teacher ever to be expelled. Morse informs us that we're the dumbest freshman class ever . . . Soap operas come under discussion in Loring's class, and we are informed that few people watch radio anymore ... Is Seewald a lump or a bump? ... At the minyan, when you open a raisin cake, half the raisins walk away . . . Rosen discloses in World Geography that Nicaragua's largest export was 50,000,000 tons of banana stems . . . Bob opened a window and influenza. . . News Flash: Y.D. dismisses class at bell — first bell at 1 :55 . . . Sanders calls break at 5:00 for Central's dismissal . . . Nussbaum and Brettholz have feud; "Bad" Brett is on Cloud Nine, thinking of the girls on Cloud Eight; Nussbaum sits in back because "all the handsome guys are up front". . . Mr. Bernard Boring. Y.D.: I was walking down the hall the other day and I bumped into Rabbi Drillman. Nussbaum: Did you get hurt? Loring assigns term' project. Hoffman decides to make water, and is offered the pass. Boring decides that whereas most families have a black sheep, the Hoffmans have a pink elephant . . . R. Dar- dac sends entire class out for admits at one time. Yetta's supply runs out. Sokolow: But if there is more sunlight at the equator, why is Africa called the Darkest Continent? Tini begins Talmud Learning . . . R. Shmidman's freshies have game time. All of them get 98's . . . "But. Rabbi Clark, my house burned down!" "So why were you late?" Swinging Leon models sweaters as we prepare for the final In our usual manner . . . Senor lectures us on the advantages of taking Spanish "or is it French?" . . . Freshies bring lunch in shoeboxes, as "Herringbone-tweed Harry" changes his nickname . . . MISSING IN ACTION: The entire "C" class and Matty Clark. Quick Sokolow! English starts Rabbi Dardac! Rabbi Dardac!" E return ready for anything, and are greeted by the smiling face and pointed fingers of Harold Udewitz . . . The school has a face- lifting as a rumor is passed that the Regents Board is inspecting us. "Bring these books to the library? What library?" . . . Large new vistas are opened up to us as we meet Big Mo ... "I am very familiar with the English. I was angry with a girl, so I immediately told her mother I was mad about her." R. Shmidman: "You should have respect for your Rabbis and not call them Rock, Shark, Kenny, Pete or Peanut!" Senor threatens to fail the parents of the "boy who stole my notebook. I know who he is. Who is he?" . . . Tini's tongue suddenly turns brown (it re- mains so for the next three years) as he makes up for time lost during the summer . . . "Any questions? . . . Any difficulties!" . . . Jonisch: Chickee, Udy's coming! Udy: Chickee, Udy's here! Chickee, Ermann's coming! . . . Senor postpones midterm. . . Ermann: My name is Alfred, but you can call me Fred. All my friends call me Fred. Arluck: All right Alf! R. Shmidman's class tours Streit's factory; R. Soloveitchik with- draws hechsher, Hoffman withdraws macaroons . . . Gelman joins faculty; home study course begins . . . Newman makes the Service Squad, and patrols the bathroom from 9:00 till 1:00. . . Tini's mom: I'm Mrs. Martin. Senor: Mrs. Martin who? Brettholz gets thrown out of R. Durchin's class twice in five minutes by two different teachers, as he hits the Reb in the forehead, with a missile aimed at Nussbaum, then whispers "Shark" right under Rabbi Epstein's nose and loses his "Olam Haboli" . . . Doc notices his startling resemblance to Ahad Ha'am ... Mr. Peanut expends and suspells entire class. . . Ermann: Mr. Pin! Mr. Pin! Mr. Pin! ' Cooper: My name is Mr. Cooper! Ermann: Mr. Pooper! Mr. Pooper! Udy starts, "The Prairie Years". (But Mr. Udewitz, we haven't finished Julius Caesar yet!) Udy starts short stories (But Mr. Ude- witz, we haven't finished Sandburg yet!) Udy starts term report (But Mr. Udewitz . . .) Mashal gives us the recipe for grapefruit jam. "First, buy five cheap grapefruits . . ." Ermann proves circles con- gruent by SAS. . . Sparer: "How do you spell typify, Mr. Udify?" Class forms circle of garbage cans around Udy . . . "Get the point?" "To a very great extent, Mr. Udewitz!" Who stole the reb's gemorrah? Kaye: "Fertig did it." Arlucic Don't say it, sing it. Ermann: Should I say the next sentence, Mr. Arluck, or sing it? Arluck: What? Ermann: That was a joke, Mr. Arluck! Arluck: Watch out, Alf, or we'll trade you in for a desk blotter. Ermann: Was that a joke, Mr. Arluck? Senor postpones last term's midterm . . . Class flunks Dardac's New Year's test . . . Rabbi Shmidman announces: "If you will not be in, you will be out." R. Shmidman's class falls short of last year's Tizdakah's despite brisk sales in magazines in protest of lost "privi- leges" . . . Rabbi Bo orders 200 frogs, receives 208 . . . "But Rabbi Bohensky — how could that happen?" Ermann: Mr. Klein! Mr. Klein! Mr. Klein! Cooper: My name is Mr. Cooper, Alfred. Ermann: Oh! I'm sorry, Mr. Klein! Shimmy, Nuni, Ziggie, Alfie, Barry, and Joe - Baby come to us in a swap for Dick — Whoops! — Barry Hertz . . . Harry Hoffman comes and goes as we face first tough (in here, Mr. Morse! in here!) Regents Exams. H 0) 03 45 0) (0 0) H We go into high gear in our third year only to be tripped up by invading tasl< force from Kommie-netz . . . BTA works its way through four Popes: Pius, John, Paul and Looie . . . We meet our latest mentor (a teacher he certainly isn't) Richard R. Zemek. He can't be as bad as Udy . . . He is . . , Zemek — "Why can't my yarlmuka stay on? Rosenberg— Maybe if your head weren't so flat" . . . Joseph (take a hunka dis) Kalton instructs his chemistry "flock" in the niceties of English . . . How many "w" 's in ethyne? . . . Senor's class is still postponing last year's midterm . . . L. Cooper becomes an astronaut. Has Looie reached heaven at last? . . . How do you spell "Kopolovics" to the nearest tenth? . . . R. Frankel catches Nussbaum with his pants down . . . Zemek asks only for respect we give the rebs. Dardac (on Camp Masad): "I don't care who sends his children there. Rabbi X., Rabbi Y. . ." Schiff: "What about Rabbi Z?" The bulldog in Zemek gives up when he decides the shiksas in Pros- pect Heights are better than us and quits ... A Mr. Baron? Well, he can't be worse than Zemek . . . He is . . . Abuelo threatens to fail Ragen's parents over notebook . . . Kalton: Do I continue or do I relax? Nuss: Continue to relax. Durchin: I em de boss! Garber: (rising) Who's the boss? Fall 1963 G.O. Officers Harry Shapiro Paul Nussbaum Lazar Fruchter Moses Rosengarten Seymour Shapiro Pres. Vice-Pres. Sec.-Treas. Deb. Mgr. Ath. Mgr. Hockey Twisl Who is that taking m tna i i:i\ Senor finally gives his class last year's midterm. Unfortunately, it's in French . . . Abuelo further confused by a suddenly scheduled French class in the latter (very latter) part of lunch, "but Monsieur, we're having intramurals." . . . Mashal instructs us in the "quatre questions" . . . Pourquoi cette nuit. . . Kalton: Some gases are irritating. Nuni: So are some teachers. Sanders figures out the two Canadian dimes, but is stumped by the half-peso piece . . . Sanders has reserve duty; Mr. Rim substitutes on Tuesdays and receives "royal" welcome . . . Baron: Give me an S.V.O. sentence? Student: The boy rode a horse. Baron: Who has a more adult sentence? Nussbaum: The man rode a horse. Hockey comes into vogue as the Zealots compete against the Flying Doochmen . . . Primer elected class TL manager in French elections. Mashal chosen best teacher in "close recount" vote . . . Rosenberg Uvegi Rosenberg Uvegurosenberg-uveguvegurosen- berg . . . Mashal informs us that Columbus invented America . . . Bloom imitates Johnny Weismuller, becomes swimming jungle boy. "I'd rather be a jungle boy than a -." ... In line with Mashal's exhortations, we memorize Central's French final, "by heart and in order" . . . Freshies are getting smaller. If you don't believe it, Shmidman's class looks up to him. Now who in the world broke the desk? Profile In Courage. If E become seniors, except in R. Frankel's class, which deals in fourth-year students . . . Shucks! Baron is back . . . Anz calls up reinforcements: twelve new teachers, a lab assistant, and Raskin . . . We decorate the newly-acquired G. O. office in blue and white, maroon and yellow. Where have all the banners gone? . . . ASMW . . . Anz has brainstorm, institutes 'pass' system . . . Where have all the passes gone?. . . . Baron: With conditions the way they are today, it's hard to travel anyplace. Hoffman: Yeah, that's because ya need a pass to leave the room. Baron is all burned up, as Levine sets fire to desk . . . Orgel number 54321 . . . Eighty-three seniors out of eighty-four sign up for Jewish philosophy. Primer goes to Brooklyn College instead . . . R. Kana- topsky decides that he'll have to weed some boys out. "Hoffman, get out. On second thought, give me a cigarette." Bennett: "All right, men! You too, Uvegi" . . . Sparer's shenanigans reach new high . . . Half-price sale on damp ball-point pens in teacher's room . . . ASMW . . . Where have all the seniors gone? Down to John's room for a counselling session . . . Sparer is suspended indefinitely three times in one week . . . Sparer passes. Mrs. Sparer passes out . . . Baron: "Some numbers have magical significance." Hoffman: "Five" . . . French class starts at 4:10, students arrive at 4:30. Soko- low arrives next day with admit from Mr. Strum. Bloom arrives following week with an admit from Berlat; Leibowitz never arrives . . . Chooch must be an A-Train because he goes to Y.U. But does an A-Train go to Central? . . . Rabbi K. can't understand why everyone's so sensitive . . . Paul Nussbaum Elected G.O. President For Spring Term; Martin Chosen Veep ANZ: Come here, Chiskele. Hoffman: What do you want, Avrumele? What dodo said that the seventh term doesn't count?. . . Why does Cohen buy his Cookies in Central? . . . R. Fink realizes that Brettholz may grow .up to become a pickle manufacturer . . . Bennett comes to the conclusion that Sundays in physics are like visiting hours at the zoo . . . Mr. Baron thinks he's swell; he and Orgel can go to Yeshiva. Jonisch starts the second minyan . . . Elbirt finds himself behind the eight ball . . . Anz: Hoffman, what are you waiting for? Hoffman: "June". . . . Baron happily passes hat to pay for gift subscription to a "very sophisticated magazine". . . Cooper announces that there are curves in college we've never dreamed about . . . Nussbaum gets highest average on the boards . . . ASMW. . . Seniors get Rabbi Raskin. Unfortunately, Rabbi Raskin doesn't get the seniors . . . Raskin: "In this row there will be five, in this four — Oh, no!" Borger has Sanders' term paper ready first day of term . . . Anz announces: "It was unexpected because I didn't expect it". . . Kosher pizza shop opens . . . ASMW . . . Nussbaum's third quarter average equals his PSAT Score — 63. Baron (confidentially): Did I ever tell you I used to teach in Alaska? Novick: Go back! \ 0) 56 Seniors Win Regents Scholarships May I leave the room? If (0 G) Which way is Central? Feller, Novick, and Nussbaum begin month-long absence. "But Mrs. Rosenman, I had the measles! . . . "t^ovick? I thought he gradu- ated!". . . Rosen takes two week vacation to Florida . . . Raskin is treated to the re-appearing furniture trick. "But Rabbi Zuroff, the room was empty a minute ago!". . . Becker pulls a surprise test on Feller . . . Raskin starts a reign of terror and is terrorized . . . ASMW . . . Virgincrantz and Guildenstern doodah, doodah . . . Feller: But Rabbi Zuroff, if there's no chagiga, when will you read the principal's honor roll? Baron: There's one loser in every class. Nussbaum: Don't take it too hard, Mr. Baron. Kenny Topsky: "So what if the Beatle songs, senior songs, posters, and skit were censored? What's the matter with this school is too much democracy". . . Scop makes $85 at Old Maid on vacation SCHOLARSHIP ACHIEVEMENT _4Jl '^^ "ssy 1 ■ — 1 1 sctmct ' I 1 [lOiOSr ( 1 ! CMEMIST.V 1 1 1 PMVilCS 1 1 L Tml V' r. 1 ' i-C/l "l - 1 PHVSlC.l T«*mlNS 1 1 MUSIC 1 1 _^^^ ^^ j.,„„ 3;n KK 1 L.TE D 1 It "Thank heaven that's over!' . . . ASMW . . . Nussbaum suffers from Cina-itis . . . Feller and Novick continue to work on Elchanlte . . . Cooper: "I told you why I was on time. Feller. What's your excuse?". . . Kenny-Horlick debate: "How do you know what happens in their bedrooms?". . . Eighteen of thirty-two flunk Raskin's exam . . . Genn invades R. Durchin's room after aerial reconnaisance. Doc: Hornstein, if you do not pass, you will fail! Raskin surrenders: "Do what you want. Here's the syllabus. This class is officially disbanded.". . . Cooper decides to raise Feller to a failing mark . . . YUHSB has highest percentage in state on Regents Scholarship . . . John retires to his country home in Staten Island . . . We go to Washington for senior trip . . . We go to Wash- ington Heights for graduation . . . One last farewell dinner at Judea Center . . . Elchanites distributed . . . Feller and Novick go back to class . . . What does ASMW mean? Hew »'^^^' Guess whose? .hC^ \V\^\^ .^ ELCHANITE staff Left to Right: Co-Editor Harry Shapiro, Editors-in-Chief Chaim Feller and Michael Novick, Co-Editor Phihp Kerstein, Advisor Mr. Harry Allan. I HE primary function of a yearbook is as a record of change and transition, and of the achievements of each class. Providing a showcase for the class and year of 1964, this year's Elchanite has attempted to continue the tradition of high ratings while reaching new heights of quality and originality. Under the editorship of Chaim Feller and Michael Novick, the yearbook's design and shape departed substantially from its pre- decessors. With the supervision of Advisor Mr. Harry Allan, who offered invaluable assistance, use was made of all the creative facilities and talents in the school. 50 Art Editors Harvey Babich, Alex Ragen. Left to Right: Activities Editors, Marvin Bayewitz, Harold Bretstein, Moses Rosengarten, Norman Winkler, Leonard Tribuch, Alan Scop, Editor-in-Chief Chaim Feller, Advisor Mr. Harry Allan. Photography Editors Rubin Englard, Thomas Bloom Literary Editors Jacob Brettholtz, Gary Schiff, Typing Editors Seymour Ferlig. Irving Bodn G.O Assuming the responsibility of co-ordinating the extra-curricular activities in the school, the General Organization, representing the entire student body, decides vital school issues at Student Council meetings held twice a month. The Executive Council, comprised of a president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, conducts these meetings. This has been a year of innovations and expansion for the G.O. Under the leadership of fall term President Harry Shapiro, a career opportunity series revitalized the assembly program, and, on an elective basis, the club program was continued. The High School Bowl, introduced last year, attained fixed status as it became an exciting function of the I.Y. The fall term also saw President Shap- iro representing the school at the Albany Youth Conference. Fall Term^ Top Row, Left to Right: David Bayewitz. Leon Karp, Aaron Kershenbaum, Melvin Feinberg, Dov Zaktieim, Morris Waldoks, Marvin Monheit, David Schonwald, Michael Rein- hard. Seated: Joseph Blady, Harold Bretstein, Arthur Kaye, Eli Garber, Moshe Sokolow, Morris Berger. . 52 Spring Term. Top Row. Left to Right: David Bayewitz, Joseph Grunwald, Harry Billet, David Davies, Leo Brandstatter, Michael Reinhard, Marvin Monheit, Melvin Feinberg, Nathan Shapiro Morris Waldoks. W\ Faculty Advisor, Mr. Joseph Strum. 53 G.O Spring term President Paul Nussbaum also introduced vigorous new policies, arranging for Intramural High School Bowl. Working diligently in organizing and directing the senior trip to Washington, he surprised his constituents with an unprecedented school outing to the World's Fair. As always, one of the most important undertakings of the G.O. was the assembly program, with the year's schedule including Arista and freshman orientation, a basketball rally, career education session, an open Student Council meeting. Varsity debates, an elections assembly, and H.S. Bowl games. The annual affairs of the G.O. such as the Chagigot and Variety Nite, were carried on with enthusiasm and success, and, on the monetary side, the organization finished with a sizable sur- plus of funds. Ably aiding the council at meetings was faculty advisor Mr. Joseph Strum. Spring Term, Left to Right: Secretary-Trea: Nussbaum, Vice President Edward Martin, Standing: Faculty Advisor Mr. Joseph Strum. Seymour Shapiro, President Paul ■iniissions Head Harold Bretstein. Fall Term, Left to Right: Secretary-Treasurer Lazar Fruchter, President Harry Shapiro, Vice President Paul Nussbaum. STUDENT COURT Left to Right: Alternate Jacob Brettholz, Harold Bretstein, Arthur Kaye, Chief Justice Eli Gar- ber, Barry Weissman, Chaim Feller. I HE judicial branch of the G.O. student government, the Student Court tries those students reported by the Service Squad to have committed an offense. Each alleged offender is called before the five-man tribunal, presented writh the charges against him and given the opportunity to defend himself. After due deliberation, the court renders its verdict. If convicted, the student who has no previous record is, given a w/arning, whereas those with previous records are punished with writing assignments or detentions. Under the influence of fall term justice Irving Bodner, a leader in the drive for a religious renaissance in YUHSB, sentences of attendance at the Minyan or the Mishmar have been meted out as well. Mr. Joseph Strum is the Student Court's advisor and acts as a steadying influence on the sometimes over-zealous members of the bench. Left to Right: Alternate Martin Gold, David Hershkovits. Chief Justice Thomas Bloom, Gary Schiff. Marvin Baye- witz, Irving Bodner. Standing: Faculty Advisor Mr. Jo- seph Strum. 55 Lefl to Right: Fall term Vice President Leonard Tribuch, Faeiilty Advisor Mr. Samuel Lebowitz. President Chaini Feller, Spring term Vice President Henry Gaslwirlh. In its fifth year of association with the National Honor Society, Arista reached new heights. Composed of those students who have excelled in leadership and studies, the society and its members have tried to become models of school service, scholastic attain- ment, and love for learning. Forged into a unit by the heat of controversy, the members tried to make Arista a better and more functional organization by revising its constitution and extending its activities. Ably guided by Advisor Mr. S. Lebowitz and President Chaim Feller, the group originated a basketball squad, elected to go to two Broadway shows, published a literary magazine, and had two induction assemblies while continuing its program of student tutoring. Other officers were fall term vice-president Leonard Tribuch and secretary Thomas Uvegi. During the spring term these offices were held by Henry Gastwirth and Harold Obstfeld. ^, % ^. '% ^f'. ^ ^. «> %, '^ <^> ^ %: '*? >^. Le/r M Right, Boltom Row: Michael Novick, Raymond Reich, Arthur Levenglick, Morty Genn. Second Row: Paul Nussbaum, Burton Rabinowitz, Alex Ragen, Irving '^/i''^^' ''^ ~0/. Bodner, Marvin Bayewitz. Top Row: Harvey Babich, Moshe Sokolovv", Harry Shapiro, , C j> Gw "^ G^ 7^k J J' Eli Garber, Martin Gold, Melvin Fine. ^ h,Pe ' O^ -' '' Oh. ■^' ,^-^ ■<^... ^V^^c?^ ^^.t- ^?-^^: -^ y^ -'^ Isaac Tuchman A 'y Ira Friedman Left to Right. Seated: Arthur Feuerstein, Robert Perl, Sheldon Kier, Jacob Rand. Standing: Gary SchifT, Charles Kaner, Lazar Fruchter, Bernard Oster, Norman Sofer, Seymour Shapiro, Aaron Weinberg, Stuart Daiell. BULLETIN Editor-in-Chief Marvin Bayewitz, Editorial Advisor Michael Noviclc. LONCERNING itself editorially solely with school affairs for the first time in its history, The YUHSB Bulletin became a controversial and respected newspaper, Highly popular with the student body. Its hard-hitting editorials, attractive layouts, and authoritative, up- to-the-minute news articles gained it a large and eager following. Under the able leadership of Marvin Bayewitz, The Bulletin for the first time made use of editorial cartoons, carried a number of feature articles, and ran a weekly column of opinion around the school. Published a record number of times over the course of the school year, The Bulletin made frequent appearances, sometimes as many as three in a single week, presenting timely news in a vigorous manner. ' Editors Haioid Obstfeld, Irving Bodner, Dov Zakheim Managing Editors Philip Kerstein, David Davies. NEXT YEAR The Topics EDITORIALS IMOW in its eleventh year as YUHSB's printed newspaper, the Topics serves not only as a vehicle of student opinion and crea- tivity, but affords students a first hand opportunity to learn about all aspects of journalism — writing, editing, make-up, layout, head- line composing and typography. Pursuing an editorial policy designed to motivate both the stu- dent and the administration to take utmost advantage of the high- school career, Editors-in-Chief Jacob Brettholz and Gary Schiff ran a series of curriculum editorials and several on the old problem of student indifference and lack of participation. The Topics' ever-popular features included lively Bret and Brett, the interesting interviews of Meet the Faculty, and Harold Bretstein's Sports Slants, as well as the annual Topics poll and articles of satire and humor. To maintain its high journalistic standards, the Topics is a member of the C.S.P.A., and has been awarded three first places and a second place rating in our four years in YUHSB. Left to Righl: Edilors-in-Chief Gary Schiff. Jacob Brettholz, Faculty Advisor Mr. Alvin Baron, Managing Editor Chaim Feller. Left to Right, Seated: Typing Editor Harold ObstftM rh ,. ■,,.!. In Editor Philip Chernofsky, Copy Editor Dov Zakheini ,lri IJiIdi Allan Zelenelz. Standing: Circulation Manager Robert Perl, Busi- ness Manager Michael Friend, Circulation Managers Paul Nuss- bauin, Eli Garber. Left to Right, Seated: Feature Editors Harry Shapiro. Stuart Daiell, Moshe Sokolow. Standing: Feature Editor Michael Novick, News Editor Raymond Reich, Sports Editor Harold Bretstein. LIBRARY Left to Right: Chief Librarians Bernard Oster. Arthur Feuerstein, Marc Singer, Faculty Advisor Mr. Robert Bassel, Nathan Bednarsh, Rubin Englard, Abraham Stein. I HE ENGLISH LIBRARY has become a vital part of our Yeshiva. New books have arrived, filling the ever-increasing demand for scientific and sociological references. Led by Arthur Feuerstein and Bernard Oster, under the direction of Mr. Robert Bassell, the library has made available more of the fine works of literature that it possesses. Student interest has transformed the English Library from a mere storeroom into a citadel of knowledge, enabling it to fulfill its true purpose. #^'- ^> ^ -, %% ' % # ■A 'S% V- f 60 Left to Right, Seated: Paul Appclbaiim, Joel Traub, Jordan Jacobo- witz. Standing: Ira Newman. Stanley Abraham, Melvin Silverberg, Sol Kirschenbaum, Bruce Fader. im nnsD Left to Right: Chief Librarian Seymour Fertig. Faculty Advisor Rabbi Joseph Epstein, Chief Librarians Chaim Steinbach, Sheldon Kier. So Kennv had it! ^"•ff- iacob R, ""■ ""'-^^^^r, ^'"'"'^'^'^ B/rnb, LELEBRATING its Bar Mitzvah year, the Hebrew Library has grown from a small reference collection of two hundred books into a large, well-organized repository of our five thousand volumes. Guided by the venerable Rabbi Joseph Epstein and headed by Sheldon Kier and Seymour Fertig, the library has increased its usefulness to the student body. Many seforim of interest have re- cently been acquired in addition to the world-famous Berlin Collec- tion. Though busy cataloguing, the staff has found time to publish a literary magazine, the Sifriyon. MINOR YUHSB IS graced with a large number of periodicals that cover many fields of endeavor and provide a mode of expression for its many talented students. Produced by a hard core of able, dedi- cated students, they can be published only infrequently because of restricted amount of material in their precise fields. The school's literary magazine, The Review, made its first ap- pearance in three years under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Sey- mour Fertig. It enjoyed a brisk sale at a nominal charge, and a second issue is being produced this year. By far the most widely circulated of the periodicals was The Yugar. Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Hal Bretstein, YUHSB s official basketball publication was distributed to every- one at Varsity home games, and was thus read by students of many schools. Exploring the broad field of science was The Atom, a printed photo-offset publication artfully and interestingly produced by a capable staff led by Editor-in-Chief Harv Weisman. The Sifriyon was until this year a publication of the Hebrew Library. It now deals with literary efforts in Hebrew, and its first issue in its new format, arranged by Editor-in-Chief Chaim Stein- bach, was well received. Rounding out the odd lot of magazines were The Dialect, a foreign language publication with articles and features in French, Spanish, and Hebrew: and The Corollary, which dealt with the in- tricate field of mathematics, on many levels of interest. YUGAR: Lcfl Ell Garher. Sta vht. Scmcd: Michael Novick, Harold Ohstfeld, Hai . Aaron Weinberg. Nisson Berlin. REVIEW: Left to Riglit. Scaled: Gary Schiff, Zvi Ostrinsky. Eililor-iii-Chief Seymour Fertig, Arthur Kaye. Arthur Levenglick. Sfandinti: Rubin Rnglard. Harvey Weisman, Michael Novick. Ell Garber. PUBLICATIONS THE (OKOLLAR/ COROLLARY: Left to Riphf: Sheldon Kier, Harvey Babich. Robert Perl. Editor-in-Chief Leonard Trihuch. Melvin Fine. Burton Rabinowilz. ATOM: Lcjt lo Rii.'lii. Scaled: Harvey Babich. Charles kaner. Editor-in-Chicj Harvey Weisman, Zvi Ostrinsky, Ronald Gross. Standing: Thomas Bloom, Harold Ohstfeld, Seymour Ferlig, Michael Daiell. Stuart Daiell. SIFRYON: Left (o Right, Seated: Irving Bodner, Sheldon Kier, Editor-in- Cliief Chaim Sleinbach, Seymour Fertig. Standing: Moshe Sokolow. Morty Genn, Thomas Bloom, Arthur Levenglick. DIALECT: Left to Right. Sealed: Ronald Gross, Gary SchifT. Ediiur-in-Chief Seymour Fertig, Arthur Kaye, Michael Novick. Standing: Eli Garber, Arthur Levenglick, Stuart Daiell, Moshe Sokolow, Charles Kaner. AINTAINING proper decorum and enforcing school rules, the Service Squad, under the jurisdiction of Vice-Presidents Paul Nuss- baum and Edward Martin, enjoyed one of its most efficient, effec- tive seasons. The Squad, whose job it is to enforce Student Court regula- tions, did so admirably with a tightly knit group of about 25, less than half the usual size. Marvin Bayewitz and Eli Garber served as captains during the fall term, while Charles Kaner and Dennis Waldman held those positions for the spring term. Under this leadership, with the aid of the Student Court, the list of offenses was revised to become more practical and effective. Left to Right. Bottom Row: George Jonisch, Captaiiu Eli Garber and Marvin Bayewilz, Raymond Reich. Second Row: Morton Elbirt. Harvey Novack, Seymour Ferlig, Philip Ker- stein. Howard Weinstein. Top Row: Morris Berger. Neil Steiner, Aaron Kershenbaum, Leo Brandstadder. Left to Right. Bottom Row: Mark Bodner. Mark Goldberg, David Baye- witz, Joel Friedman, Sheldon Aron. Isaac Gottleib. Second Row: Dov Zak- heim. Hyman Goldstaft. Eugene Rost- ker, Neil Steiner, Leon Karp, Nathan Shapiro, Arthur Levenglick, Howard Lindenauer. Top Row: Theodore Lauer, David Savitsky. Michael Friend. Thomas Bloom, William Sir- ote, Louis Weiss, Morton Elbirt, Eli Spitz. Lejt to Right. Bottom Row: Mark Goldhcrg. Hcsh Pincus, David Bayewitz, Joel Friedman, Sheldon Aron. Secoiul Rt}\y: Dov Zakheim. Stuart Daiell. Howard Lindenauer, Jay Grunfeld, Joseph Rosenfeld, Alvin Lew, Arthur Levenglick, Harvey Sparer, Nathan Shapiro, Stuart Feinberg. Top Row: Eli Spitz, David Savitsky, Norman Sofer, Thomas Bloom. Mark Hoenigman, Harold Gellis, Robert Naimark, Ari Sommer. Left to Right, Seated: Seymour Fertig, Captains Charles Kaner and Dennis Waldman. Howard Weinstein. Standing: Howard Linden- auer, Norman Benzon, Gary Brick, Robert Naimark. I N the festivals of Chanukah and Purim, YUHSB students illumi- nate the atmosphere with the joyous spirit of Chagigot. The seniors, who are regrettably forced to miss classes for preparation of the sandwiches and decorations, worl< with diligence and perfection. Led by Chaim Feller and Moshe Sokolow, this year's celebra- tion featured performances by the Glee Club and band, inspiringly original poetry by Senor Cantor and D'rashot by Rabbis S. Drillman and H. B. Kanatopsky at Chanukah and Purim respectively. Fortunately, this year the administration has taken a profound interest in the Chagigot. It was with their assistance that the hilari- ous Purim songs were presented and a whole two days were al- lowed for the Chagiga's preparation. The Chanukah Chagiga, how- ever, which did not benefit this guidance, saw an equally packed house and a skit entitled "Take Your Books and Your Coat." In order to maintain the true holiday spirit, the singing of tra- ditional Nigunim were innovated at Purim. CHAGIGOT 66 Chagiga faculty advisors. UUTSTANDING among our extra-curricular program, Variety Nite 1964 proved to be a smash hit with a wide array of professional and amateur talent. Produced under the creative guidance of Paul Nussbaum and aided by assistants Chaim Feller, Moshe Sokolow, Gary Epstein and Gary Levine, this year's performance, "The Pioneer Spirit," featured a folk-singing quartet, Gary Schiff on the piano and our own Adrian, presenting original Spanish folk music with his guitar. Emceed by a member of the English faculty, Mr. Arthur Arluck, the evening was highlighted by the school Glee Club, Bernard Marinbach's Brooklyn College freshman band and an hilarious skit. Witnessed by a near-capacity crowd, the show was held in George W. Wingate High School and was both a theatrical and financial success. Special thanks are due the administration for their generous and sincere cooperation in the production of the affair. Leader Paul Nussbaum 68 GLEE CLUB: Left to Rinht, Bottom Row: Meyer Bodner, David Bayewitz, Morris Waldoks, Gary Schiff, Morris Berger. Harvey Sparer, Charles Kaner. Zev Friedman. Second Row: Joseph Rosenfeld, William Schechter, Allen Fishman, Neil Leist, Paul Nussbaum, David Schonwald, Gary Sprung, Top Row: Gary Brick, Aaron Hauptman, David Savitsky, Dennis Waldman, Ira Friedman, Isaac Tuchman, Assistant Leader Barry Weissman, Eliezer Spitz, Co-Leaders Moshe Sokolow, Chaim Feller Assistant Leaders Gary Epstein, Gary Levine.l CENTRAL COMMISSION organized to coordinate the religious activities in YUHSB, the YOC includes the Minyan, the Mishmar and the Kashruth Commission. Supervised by Rabbi P. Yogel, the Yeshiva Organization Commission has continued its policy of pro- curing matzot and vi/ine for Pesach and has sponsored various re- ligious events during the school year. Among these Vi^ere the Sim- chat Bais Hashoevah, held at the Y.U. succah, and the T'shuvah assembly addressed by Rabbi S. Drillman. With added vigor in the field of Kashruth the boys, guided by a mysterious YaD, increased the amount of care taken in the purvey- ing of victuals. Another important phase of YOC activity is the annual Charity Drive, headed by Martin Gold and Thomas Uvegi, which this year operated very successfully in its campaign for P'eylim and Ezras Torah, netting a sum unparalleled in school history. Finally, through an effort to stimulate a greater interest in Yahadut, a daily Minyan, attended by forty to fifty boys and Rabbi S. Faivushevitz, and a weekly Mishmar, both headed by Chaim Feller assisted by Philip Chernofsky, have this year gained new popularity among the students. Left to Right, Standing: Leon Karp, Hesh Pincus, Leo Brandstatter. Ctionah Horiick. Seated: Abraliam Birnbaum, Philip Ctiernofsky, Melvin Fine. Leader Martin Gold, Adviser Rabbi Peretz Yogel, Sheldon Kier, Leader Chaim Feller. Chaim Steinbach. Minyan T'zdakah Drne HIGH SCHOOL BOWL Lejt lo Right: Harold Obstfeld, Robert Perl, Captains: Michael Novick, Gary Schiff, Manager Chaim Feller, Rubin Englard, Jacob Brettholz, Leonard Tribuch, Paul Nussbaum. MLTHOUGH a newcomer to I.Y. competition, High School Bowl, "the inter-yeshiva battle of brains," has already become one of the most popular and widely discussed activities. The contest, based on T.V.'s College Bowl, pits a team of four scholars from one Yeshiva against a team of equally quick button- pressers from another. Usually played before an assembly, the half-hour game of wits involves all the tenseness, emotion and au- dience reaction of a basketball game. Working with fine teamwork and led by Captains Michael Novick and Gary Schiff, our Varsity has compiled an outstanding record. In contention with its forerunner for popularity was a highly successful Intramural H.S. Bowl program, instituted on the initia- tive of Harold Obstfeld and Michael Novick and culminated in a school championship game. Fall Term Debat- ing Manager Moses Rosengarten. LAGUED by the loss of most of its debaters via the graduation route, the YUHSB Debating Varsity fell upon unusually hard times. Following consecutive losses to Flatbush, MTA, RJJ and HILI, BTA found itself in last place. The big controversy this year was whether the Debating Man- ager should captain the Varsity as well. Bulletin editorials attacked this while Manager Moses Rosengarten vigorously defended the status quo. Spring term Debating Manager Issac Tuchman added two extra debates to the forensic schedule. The debators spoke on such controversial topics as the bussing of school children to elimi- nate de facto segregation and the admission of Red China to the U.N. In addition to the inter-yeshiva competition, zealous debating addicts managed to complete an intramural debating schedule de- spite student apathy. After five debates in the fall term, the cham- pions were class 5A in the senior division and 3A in the junior division, and a playoff was scheduled. Most of this year however, was spent training undergraduates for next year's team, which both managers believe will be vastly improved. Spring Term De- bating-Manager Is- aac Tuchman. Left to Right. Seated: Leo Brandstatter, George Jonisch, Philip Chernofsky, Gary Schiff, Dov Zakheim. Standing: David Savitsky, Philip Kerstein. Alex Ragen. Moshe Sokolow. Howard Weinstein. Ira Friedman. ^Ki f^ 0^ 1 K "^Jr fs^f<si 1 1 ^^^^^ ^^Hk> ^ LOMPETING in the Interscholastic Mathematics League, the Math Team, though plagued by inexperience, managed to wind up in a top position in the thirty school league. Coached by Rabbi Louis Cooper and captained by high scorer Leonard Tribuch, the team lost the local to strong Erasmus and Tilden. With strong potential, the team plans to expand its schedule and quality of performance. INTER-YESHIVA 1 UHSB TOOK an increasingly active and successful role in the Inter-Yeshiva High School Student Council, which arranges all inter-school contests except Varsity basketball. The league, which consists of YUHSB, YUHSM, Ramaz, RJJ, Flatbush and Hili, is student-run and arranges meets in a wide variety of events, from Track to H.S. Bowl. The council further arranged two social events, the presentation of awards, an essay contest, and published an inter-school newspaper, the I.Y. Eye, with a circulation of 2400. 74 Lejl to Right, Back Row: Sam Goldman, Sam Leichtberg, Henry Gastwirth, Philip Kerstein, Burton Rabinowitz, Chaim Feller. Front Row: Aaron Weinberg, Arthur Levenglick, Co-Captain Robert Perl, Captain Leonard Tribuch, Abraham Birnbaum. Faculty Advisor Mr. Louis Cooper. litn „'iri £; /(TjAt- !(t) it /C = I ^v'<^ $1" Ala lY Secretary Michael Novick. lY Representatives Alan Scop and Gary Epstein. CHESS Left IQ Right: Abraham Birnbaum, Norman Sofer, Co-Captain Howard Nussbaum, Captain Theodore Diskind. Hash Pincus, Arthur Levenglick. CHECKERS Led by Captain Howard Nusbaum, the Checkers Team won every one of the meets in which it participated. The Yuchex' hopes for an undefeated record and the league championship were upset how- ever because of two forfeited matches. Despite phenomenal personal records on the part of its mem- bers, the team came in third, with a 6-2 record. I HE YUHSB CHESS Team, composed of an almost entirely rookie group of underclassmen, enjoyed a fair season. Led by junior Theodore Diskind and co-captained by Howard Nusbaum, the team looks forward to a much better season in the Inter-Yeshiva league next year, when the entire squad returns. Left to Rii^ht: Hesh Pincus, Norman Sofer, Eugene Rostker, Captain How- ard Nussbaum. Marvin Bayewitz, Ar- thur Levenglick. Uarsity I HE YUGARS, defending champions of the MJHSL, started off the season on a strong note with an exciting 70-68 victory in the Alumni game. Two weeks later, they extended their Madison Square Garden winning streak to four games by beating Flatbush 44-31. Quick victories over RJJ, Elizabeth, and Flatbush raised hopes that the Yugars might repeat as champions. But the loss of four starters from last year's team soon began to tell, and a cliff hang- ing, one point loss to Ramaz was the first in a series of heartbreak- ingly close defeats. Although the Yugars bounced back strongly to defeat RJJ, 69-63, Hal Bretstein's broken finger and Mike Rein- hard's twisted ankle deprived the Yugars of just that extra punch they needed, and they lost the last five games for a disappointing 5-7 record and a fifth place finish. The Yugars placed third in the Chanukah Festival, where they established a Festival scoring rec- ord by beating MTJ 80-59. The annual league Ail-Star game saw the Brooklyn-Long Island team, coached by Irv Forman and including four Yugars — Harold Bretstein, Paul Nussbaum, David Hershkovits and Bernard Weiner — lose a squeaker to their Manhattan-New Jersey opposition. Coach Forman and the Yugar's faithful fans can look forward to a promising season next year, however. Four of this year's start- ers, Dave Hershkovits, George Silberman, Mike Reinhard and Ber- nie Weiner, are juniors, and there is an excellent crop of sopho- mores on the bench. Captains Paul Nussbaum, Harold Bretstein, and David Heshkovits. Coach Irving Forman Managers, Standing: Theodore Lauer, Harold Gellis, Alex Ragen. Seated: Marc Goldberg, Joseph Grunwald. Lefl to Righl, Back Row: Jonas Lew, Joe Reinhold, Ari Sommer, Alan Bigel, Harold Bretslein, George Silberman. Middle Row: David Hershkovits, Norman Benzon, Gary Waltuch, Bernie Weiner, Michael Reinhard. Sealed: Aaron Weinberg, Edward Martin, Sam Borger, Israel Jacobowitz. LEADING SCORERS Hershkovits 284 Bretstein 202 Nussbaum 132 Weiner 118 Martin 2 SEASON RECORD 70 Alumni 68 44 Flatbush 39 35 RJJ 39'F 64 Elizabeth 54° 47 Flatbush 39° 41 Ramaz 42° 49 Colby 63 64 Elizabeth 68° 52 MTA 57° 36 MTA 68 80 MTJ 59 69 RJJ 63° 39 Flatbush 32° 52 Ramaz 78° 5* Hili 62° 36 MTA 38° 36 Hill 53° 36 Hili 43°° ^'Forfeit "League "Playoff J.U. IN PROVIDING a training and testing ground for future Varsity basketball stars, the Junior Varsity serves a significant purpose. This year the Junior Yugars enjoyed a fairly successful season. Coached by Elliot Aaron, they compiled a 5-3 record. Coach Aaron emphasized fundamental basketball and main- tained strict discipline at his practices, and the team demonstrated good team play and coordination. Outstanding on the team were sophomore Captain Michael Friend and freshman Mark Honigman. LcU 1,1 Right, Buck Row: William Schecter. William Cybuch, Mark Hoenigman, Jack Lebewohl, Gad Schwartz, Captain Michael Friend. Seated: Aaron Kershenbaum, Hymie Goldstaff, Cary Sprung, Joel Freidman, Sheldon Aron. Left to Rif>ht. Co-Captain Alan Bigel, Coach Harvey Gralla. Captain Thomas Bloom. Left !o Right. Standing: Stuart Feinberg, Nathan Shapiro. Marvin Monheit. Nathan Presser. Melvin Feinberg, Harvey Sparer. Jay Grunfeld. Seated: Steven Weinslock. Co-Capt. Alan Bigel, Capt. Thomas Bloom. Louis Weiss, HE YUHSB Aquamen captured first place in the I.Y. league this year for the fifth consecutive time. Coached by an ex-Aquaman, Harvey Gralla, the team w/as sparked to its 6-1-1 record by Captain Thomas Bloom, who w/as undefeated in both the two-lap backstroke and medley events in ail but one meet. Co-captain Alan Bigel proved to be another strong man on the team, which tied for first place with Flatbush, and emerged victorious in a playoff for the championship. With the exception of Captain Bloom, the entire team, man- aged by J. Grunfeld, is composed of juniors and sophomores, and it stands a strong chance of bettering its performance next year. ;:5-*»^- MINOR SPORTS handbaW Lcit In Rii,ht Siiiulin MoshtSoWilm Se\nioiir Sh ip- iro Harvey Novatk Harvey Bahich Morton Elbirt. Philip Kerstem. Suited. Mari. Singer, Captain Sam Borger, Co-Captain Edward Martin, Charles Kaner, Harvey Sparer. " LARGE number of so-called minor sports, with large follow- ings, able participants, and winning records, abound in YUHSB. In its second year as an I.Y. sponsored sport, the Soccer Team placed first with a 4-1 record. Captained by Alex Hornstein and Joseph Beatus, the team was lent experience by a troupe of Israeli- born players. The Handball Team, undefeated in first place, owes its success to the unbeaten doubles teams of Capt. Sam Borger and Seymour Shapiro; Capt. Ed Martin and Henry Shimansky; and Philip Kerstein and Harvey Sparer. One of the most popular of the minor sports is Bowling. Our team, another first-place trophy winner, with a 7-1 record, is cap- tained by Sam Borger, while Harvey Sparer and Stuart Rosen are co-captains. Amassing colossal team records, the squad is led by Sparer, Scop and Borger in averages. The YUHSB Softball Team, favored to win the championship this year, is captained by Alan Scop. A fine rotating battery, con- sisting of Scop and Ed Martin, and sluggers Harvey Sparer and Co- Captain Eli Garber contribute greatly to the team's victories. The Cindermen, our Track Team, have compiled high scores and a winning record despite an expanded program of events that included for the first time, the shotput. Captain Alan Scop and Morris Berger score consistently in broad jump and high jump, respectively, while Co-Captains Rubin Englard and Moshe Sokolow pick up valuable points in the 70 and 100 yard dashes. The half- mile relay team — Mike Ravetch, Berger, Englard and Scop — has been clocked at 1 :40.4. Rounding out the array of squads is the Tennis Team, new to I.Y. competition. Already, however, it has displayed its winning form with Captain Marc Singer unbeaten in singles, and Robert Naimark and Burton Rabinowitz forming a very strong and coordi- nated doubles team. track n n «^ q « m Left to Right, Back Row: Zev Wilon, Aaron Kershen- baum, George Jonisch, Marvin Leibowitz, Harvey Sparer, Morris Berger. Middle Row: Chaim Felier, Michael Rein- hard, Harold Gellis, Eli Garber, Robert Naimark, Neil Nekrich, Manager Arthur Levenglick. Seated: Captains Rubin Englard, Alan Scop, Moshe Sokolow. bowling Captain Harvey Sparer. Left to Right. Standing: Eli Spitz, Philip Kerstein, Marvin Leibowitz. Seated: Morton Elbirt, Marc Singer. Alan Scop, Harvey Novack, Charles K.aner. occer Left to Right. Stanci/ng: Joseph Hersh- kowitz, Eli Spitz, Gad Schwartz, Ari Sommer, Zvi Ostrinsky, Sam Leicht- berg, Rubin Englard. Seated: Gabor Schonfeld, Zev Friedman, Joseph Rosenfeld, Eli Komm, Manager Ira Friedman. Kneeling: Captain.i Alex Hornstein, Joseph Beatus. Captain Sam Borger. tennis Softball Left to Right: Manager Isaac Tuchman. Reuben Leibowitz. Chaim Feller, Michael Friend, Robert Naimark, Burton Rabinowitz. Harvcv Novack, Hymie Goldslaff. Manager George Jonisch. Kneeling: Captain Marc Singer. Left to Right. Top Row: Harold Bretstein, Bruce Feder. Seymour Shapiro, Sam Goldman. Leo Brandstatter. Sam Schacher, Martin Gold. Middle Row: Sam Borger. Henry Shimansky. Captain Alan Scop. Co-Captain Eli Garber, Harold Gellis. Kneeling: Moses Rosengarten. Isaac Gotlleib. Morris Berger. Irving Wisenfeld, Harvey Sparer. Spring Term Athletic Manager Marc Singer. Fall Term Athletic Manager Seymour Shapiro. Intramural athletics, forming a vital part of the school's extra-curricular activities, gives the average student an opportunity to display his athletic abilities in team competition. Basketball in- tramurals form the core of the contests, drawing the students' in- terests. This year saw the innovation of stickball intramurals, which added to the already popular foul-shooting, ping-pong and bowling events, formed a well-rounded athletic program. In conjunction with the late President Kennedy's physical fitness program. Class 7C was victorious in the fall term's basketball competition, while class 5A copped the school's first stickball championship. i^rrfTT' x\-^^^^ ,-tU^t '"^ .^ • • .I«.I«^»J.»J.^.I,»I,^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^, 4.4.^^^^^^, In an age when all seems so volatile, so ephemeral, when a Cuban Crisis or a Berlin Crisis renders all man's endeavors subject to a sudden and violent end, the young thinker seeks something permanent, something not subject to end. He soon rejects his material possessions for their inconstancy. Life has taught him this. Perhaps reason will satisfy the need for the eternal. But has not confidence in the sole right of man's mind brought him to im- minent disaster? Wherein lies this perpetual positivity? What shall not pass or perish? Perhaps it will be man's will to live, his faith in life, his un- dying spirit. — Gary Schiff Jacob Brettholz Eagle of greatness is he. Born to grandeur but destined for greatness. Eagle is serene and noble but never proud. Greatness, never grandeur. Swift was Eagle's ascent 'top the white-domed crest. Beside him perched was his Peacock, the admiration of the creatures, the harmony to the grand symphonic sense. Splendid the domain of Eagle. He watches with piercing eye, and pensive soul. The creatures rest on Eagle's wings like his fledglings the pair, but ah his freedom, hark his resounding call, view and again witness that soaring, soaring o'er all, majestic, never majesty. Black the day the hunter punctured the Paradise. Eagle his target. Eagle has fallen. Recall upon whose wings stood the creatures and the fledglings. Recall the now matted plumage of Peacock. Recall that majestic soaring, that sight, that sense. Golden Eagle has returned to the silver piece. — Gary Schifi anticipation . 86 "But I am afraid to step outside tomorrow. This is my last night fettered and let me enjoy it and forget about tomorrow." "What is there about tomorrow that you fear so, that you want to live today forever?" "Tomorrow I leave school to take a job alone. I never thought about it before. I never knew how it would be, alone, with no one to oversee, no one to bring problems to. I don't want to stoop for or step on people to climb ladders. I was never worried about it, but suddenly, here tonight, I feel alone." "Have you no friends?" "Only where I come from; None where I'm going."';; "Surely they will not desert you." "They will, as surely as I would desert them. There once was enough for all. I could have had without taking. But now everything I get will have been taken from someone who will fight as hard to keep it as I will to take it." "So you are afraid." "No!" "But you whimper. You dread the fight you have given your- self. You want to die now and never reach tomorrow. You never had to fight before and you realize that the real fight will start to- morrow, and you back away from it." "No! I am not afraid! I do not whimper!" "You are afraid to be alone. You are afraid you will be stepped on — !" "Yes! Yes! I am afraid. I'm afraid when I start stepping I won't know how to step. When I start climbing I won't know how to climb. And I'll be stepped on and I will fall, fall. . . ." "If you are afraid to fight you will never fall. For you never rise to fall nor step to be stepped on." "I must go on, must I not?" "You must." i ,;., "I wish I had no need to." ,ip ((/■ — Alex Ragen I:- " rememherance It began to secrete fluid, and a milky whiteness of viscous strands slowly floated around its body. Its fuzzy vegetable green- ness whitened, and as it trembled, passing into semiconscious- ness, a tubular form solidified and glowed opalescent against the leSfy background. It could feel, in the hazy dimness, liquids coursing through its body, milkily drifting around him in the sweet, cloying never-never- land of sugary darkness, feeding and changing the placid body. Time passed — ages, it seemed, — as the thing, softly encased in a womb-liice limbo, grew and metamorphosed. Its chalky case- ment stood in stark relief against the leaves — now white against green, now dim grey on red and orange and brown. Its whiteness plastified, attaching to the thing's body, and the thread-limned, paper-thin flaps, took on the scarlet, brown, and golden hues of life, as living fluids throbbed in. Suddenly, it was time! Pounding, the fluids seemed ready to explode. The thing stirred and strained, then burst from its casement. Flight! Thought: bursting colors harsh, strident, annoying! Where?! It flapped wildly, searching solace from the storm of noise and brightness, the chaotic kaleidoscope of nature that whirled about it What!?. It fluttered its strange new appendages and set out in eternal, yet ephemeral, search for the quiet, dim, peaceful cocoon. — Michael Novick dawn Darkness and void are the sole sensory perceptions. Ominous breezes of thought begin to fill the air. Fear of an unknown adven- ture streams through the murkiness. With a crash of thunder a luminous streak is seen hurtling through the contrasting darkness. There is light. And it is good. Now in the warmth of the dawn of creation man's head emerges from the darkness of the womb into the glowing light of thought. — Arthur Kaye I S the Jewish religion of such nature that its faithful adherents must be enemies of culture and progress? Are the only alternatives either to abandon religion or to renounce all advancement along with all the noble gifts which refinement and education offer man- kind? Although we declare that if our religion demanded that we dis- card what is called civilization we would obey unquestioningly, there is no such pressure being placed upon us. Judaism has never remained aloof from true progress. In every era its followers were fully abreast of contempory learning. However, secular subjects were always secondary to Torah, and the ways of the modern world subordinate to Torah living. Yet, those who have persevered have not been deprived culturally, even though they do not smoke their cigars on the Sabbath, even though thev do not seek the pleasures of the table forbidden by the Torah, even though they do not dese- crate the festivals for the sake of profit or enjoyment. So, indeed, we are not a narrow-minded people, closed to sci- entific theory or the enlightenment of human thought. Nor do we wish to evade the complexities of twentieth century development. Conversely, we drive directly into the center of conflict, always searching for the answer, always seeking a solution. One thought, however, remains paramount in our minds: the Alm-ghty is above us. We must fear him. We must observe his commandments. We must follow the precepts of Judaism. But what is this Judaism that we so frequently refer to? Is it a religion? A nationality? Judaism as it has come down to us from our forefathers is the gift and the word of G-d, an ineffable sanctuary that cannot be sub- jected to human judgment. It is the ideal given by the Creator to all the generations of the House of Jacob, never yet attained but always to be striven for. It is the great edifice for which all Jews and Jewesses are born to live and die, at all times, in every situa- tion. Comparisons are futile. Judaism is not a religion; the syna- gogue is not a church; the rabbi is not a minister. To be a Jew is not merely a part time job. It is the sum total of all human endeavor. To be a Jew in the synagogue and the kitchen, in the office and in the factory, as father and as mother, as servant and as master, with one's feelings and one's thoughts, in word and in deed, in joy and in sorrow is to like. An entire life supported by the Divine idea and brought to fulfillment according to the Divine will. It is foolish, therefore, to believe that it is the mere wording of a prayer, the notes of a synagogue melody, or the order of a special service which creates Jewishness. It is, rather, the measure of understanding and belief — faith, that characterizes true Judaism and brings about a closer relationship between man and G-d. SHIFTS IN REALITY Thus, the Jew goes out into the world already armed with his faith. The stronger this weapon, the more universalist will his views and aspirations be; the more joyfully will he applaud whenever he sees truth, justice, peace and the enoblement of man prevail; the more joyfully will he devote himself to all true progress in civiliza- tion and culture, provided that he will not have to sacrifice his Judaism but will be able to augment it. He will ever desire prog- ress, but only in alliance with religion. He will not want to accom- plish anything that cannot be accomplished as a Jew. Any step which takes him away from his Judaism is not a step forward, is not progress. He exercises this self-control for above his material desires there stands G-d, and to Him and His Sefer does the Jew devote his life. It is the belief of the truly religious intellect that one's devo- tion to G-d will lead him to the ultimate perfection accompanied by the wealth of knowledge that civilization has uncovered. — Chaim Feller There is one factor in the human experience which is both abhorred and welcomed: Change. To that component of life, of infinity, all things — nnen and empires, galaxies and bacteria — must attribute their rise and demise. Throughout history, all of G-d's creations have been powerless in the face of shifts in nature. A shift in season kills a fly; a shift in the Earth destroys a man; a shift in the universe dooms a planet. But there is another kind of change, and man can contend with this. A shift in man's social environment, a change from one machine to a more productive one, from one set of values to an- other, from the reality of the past to that of the present — this is man's greatest enemy or greatest friend. Whether change is invigorating or debilitating, benevolent or malevolent, depends mainly on our attitude towards it. If a civiliza- tion exposes itself to the onslaughts of transition, if It looks upon new phenomena with an open mind, then that society will gain from the encounter and profit from its adversary. However, a civilization that attempts to isolate itself from the rest of the world — a civilization that dares to defy change-will be doomed by the inexorable force of stagnation. The greatest test for any civilization is whether it can meet the challenge of shifts in reality. —Harold Obstfeld I STUMBLED on a tin can and walked on past the empty lot. It had always seemed to me as if all the garbage in the world was dumped there. In one corner of the lot stood a small group of boys in tattered clothing. They were amusing themselves by pelting a dog with small pieces of trash. The dog was sickly looking. When a rock went sailing past its head it just yelped and went on relieving itself against an old mattress. I turned the corner. The roar of homemade scooters assaulted my ears. The scooters were made from fruit crates stolen from the back yard of a neighborhood fruit store. Each one seemed to be an advertisement for various brands of soda. The boys tried to outdo each other, by seeing who could get the largest amount of bottle caps banged into his scooter. Upon entering the building, the odors of various foods, which wafted out from behind the apartment doors, assailed my nostrils. Each odor was distinctly discernible. I detected the strong odor of garlic and of olive oil. There were many gentiles living in the build- ing now. I walked to the end of the hall and mounted the dimly-lit staircase. The taps on my shoes battered the steel stairs merci- lessly. When it was dark enough, you could see the sparks fly. Partly from memory, and partly from habit, I ceremoniously avoided a spot on the second floor landing, where as a child I had once landed from a flight above. At the third floor I turned down the hall, to the apartment where I used to live. The hall, which once seemed a dark forbidding cavern, now impressed me as just another dim corridor. I reached the apartment door. It was painted brown and was decorated by the remains of an "I Gave" sticker. The cry of a baby came from inside the apartment. I decided not to go in. As I left the building, a satisfied but melancholic feeling came over me. The memories were returning. — Joseph Newman That Gay A YOUNG KID just walked in here one day. You know the kind of kid I mean? Real big round cheeks that were rosy and all. He had blue eyes and you could see he was scared. I don't mean the scared kind o' scared. It's like when the only guy you know at a party just ups an' leaves. That's what he looked like. Well of all these other kids standin' around, this kid, even though he's the greenest, just looks like the nicest. Like the type that could do you a favor, without you feeling like you're bein' licked. You know what I mean. Well I lose track o' this kid for while and I don't get to see him for just over a year. He looks a hell of a lot taller and much skinnier. Those cheeks are still rosy and all, but they just don't look that pinchable. He don't look that scared no more. He's a little louder now. You know what I mean? You could see that all these punks around him look up to him, but if you look close he's not the type to be the out an' out leader. Still too green I guess. There's one punk there, a real phony tryin' to be the leader, like on purpose, but he ain't kiddin' nobody but himself. Well next time me and him meet this kid, he's what they call a senior. You can tell that he knows where he's at and just what he's doin' there too. Those cheeks turned into straight cheek bones and now he's got a face that's hard and looks like it's carved out a' wood. He's the leader, awright, everybody knows it. It's just that everybody likes it. He's still that nice kinda guy I told ya' about before, except now hardly none o' the guys ask him for favors. He's too big a man. The reason he's so big is that he don't know it. He's the kinda' guy what will join the Marines the day a war breaks out. Too bad, but I think he's the kinda' guy that would rescue some jerk he don't even know and "who ain't worth it even if he did know him. He'd die, an' the guy that ain't worth nothin' would live. But he's the kinda' guy who'd do it 'cause it's right. You know what I mean. — George Jonisch o -X} r^ DOOMSDAY PiiU O^e T HE SKY was overcast and the sun was still behind an enormous stretch of cloud. Microscopic particles of radioactive debris drifted casually down. The weather was typical for an April day, but the nearby landscape, if the vicinity could still be called that, seemed out of place here, a bare two miles from downtown New York. As far as the eye could see there was nothing save deso- lation and an ever-present sense of destruction. Large structures were either lopsided or had been toppled by the titanic force of the shock wave. Occasionally, one or two structures were standing erect as if in defiance, but there could be no defiance. Scattered throughout the wreckage were a handful of heavy, shielded doors to concrete bunkers which had withstood the tre- mendous heat and blast wave of the nuclear explosion. The human inhabitants of the shelters were now quietly preparing for a night in their homes. Many of the lucky few would die from radiation sickness, others would pass through a period of fever and nausea and re- cover. Some of the foolish ones had left their air valves open dur- ing the initial blast. 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